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NCSC, int@j partner for first cyber security summit in Jordan in September

By JT - Apr 19,2023 - Last updated at Apr 19,2023

Chairman of int@j Eid Swais and NCSC Chairman Bassam Maharmeh during the signing of a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday (Petra photo)

Amman — The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (int@j) signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to coordinate for the first Jordan cyber security summit in September. 

The Dot Cyber Summit will discuss global cyber security market size, cloud security solutions, virus and malware protection, threat detection tools, security analysis, identity and access management services, fraud and hacking protection, and other services and products aimed at protecting cyber information and systems, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported citing a NCSC statement.

Government institutions, Jordanian cyber security companies, financial institutions and banks will be brought together under one roof. President of the NCSC Bassam Maharmeh said the summit, which will be a meeting point of prominent figures, seeks to strengthen Jordan's presence on the cyber security map, focusing on infrastructure protection and basic digital services.

Chairman of int@j Eid Swais said the summit will pave the way for cyber security advancement throughout the public and private sectors and help Jordanian enterprises regionally promote their products. 

Swais cited global reports that anticipated the global cyber security market size to expand from $173 billion in 2022 to $266 billion in 2023, while other research shows that the Middle East and North Africa region cyber security market size amounted to $20 billion by the end of 2022, predicting it will top $44 billion by 2027 due to the potential increase in data size and cloud computing use and the expanding of the Internet of Things and global digital transformation.


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