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Last Updated: March 2020
Cybersecurity Policy
Strategy Documents
National CyberSecurity Strategy
Ministry of Information and Communications Technology

Outlines four strategic objectives:

  1. Protect: Enhance trust in and resilience of the Government, Critical National Infrastructure, businesses and the general public against cyber threats;
  2. Detect: Support understanding and disruption of hostile action taken against the Kingdom and its information assets;
  3. Respond: Develop and deploy the appropriate capabilities to respond to cyberattacks in the same way as we respond to any other attack on National Security;
  4. Evolve: Develop the knowledge, skills and sustainable sovereign capability required to maintain robust cyber security, through academia, private sector, research and development and international partnerships.
February 2018
National Information Assurance and Cyber Security Strategy (NIACSS)
Ministry of Information and Communications Technology

National strategic objectives outlined:

  1. Strengthen national security by preventing cyber attacks to critical information infrastructures
  2. Minimize risks to critical information infrastructures and government networks
  3. Minimize damage and recovery time from cyber attacks
  4. Enhance economy and improve national prosperity by increasing confidence and trust
  5. Increase information security awareness through a national information security awareness and training program
24 September 2012
Jordan National Information and Communications Technology Strategy 2013-2017
Ministry of Information and Communications Technology

Defined strategy for addressing areas of specific weakness and opportunity for the purpose of improving the role of ICT in Jordan’s economic development and job creation

National Vision and Strategy: Jordan 2025
Ministry of Information and Communications Technology
  • Strengthen national security by preventing cyber attacks to critical information infrastructures
  • Minimize risks to critical information infrastructures and government networks
  • Minimize damage and recovery time from cyber attacks
  • Enhance economy and improve national prosperity by increasing confidence and trust
  • Increase information security awareness through a national information security awareness and training program
Implementation Frameworks
Reach2025: From Vision to Action, Roadmap to Excellence
Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Information and Communications Technology Association

Roadmap for the tech sector in an all-inclusive process that would include the private and public sector, academia, investors, and entrepreneurs

November 2016
Structure
National Centre or Responsible Agency
National Information Technology Center (NITC)
Independent government organization managed by a board of directors chaired by the Minister of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
Primary arm for utilizing the national IT resources of the public sector and maximize its contribution to economic growth and welfare of Jordan
2003
Ministry of Information and Communications Technology

Currently undertaking public consultations in the preparation of a new Cyber Security Strategy.

Key Positions
Head, NITC
Dedicated Agencies and Departments
Ministry of Information and Communications Technology
Implement a competitive ICT sector that is given the widest possible scope to enhance the quality of life of citizens and contribute to socio-economic development
Cyber Crime Section
Criminal Information Department, Public Security Directorate

Addresses electronic crimes

National CERT or CSIRT
Jordan Computer Emergency Response Team (JO-CERT)
National Information Technology Center
Manages and responds to cyber-attacks and incidents
July 2017
Legal Framework
Legislation
Electronic Crime Law No. 27 of 2015
June 2015
Information System Crimes Law No (30) of 2010
Specifies new cybercrimes, including unauthorised access to information systems and faciliating terrorist activities through websites
August 2010
Cooperation
Multilateral Agreements
Arab Convention on Combating Information Technology Offences
Enabling parties to adopt a common criminal policy aimed at protecting the Arab society against information technology offences
21 December 2010 (adopted)
UN Processes
Represented at the Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security
2004, 2019/2021
Expressed views to the Annual Report of the UN Secretary-General on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security
2016, 2017
Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation
Project Cybersouth - Cooperation on cybercrime in the Southern Neighbourhood Region
European Union; Council of Europe
  • Joint project of the EU and the Council of Europe (2017-2020) aiming to strengthen legislation and institutional capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the region of the Southern Neighbourhood in line with human rights and rule of law requirements;
  • Covers Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.
July 2017
Memorandum of Understanding, India-Jordan
Ministry of Information and Communications Technology
Cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics
11 October 2015
NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) project to enhance Jordanian cyber defence capabilities
Jordanian Armed Forces
Includes 2017 establishment of CERT team; follow-up multi-year project is currently under development
2014

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