NATO helps Jordan enhance its cyber defence capabilities

  • 01 Oct. 2014 -
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  • Last updated: 28 Nov. 2014 09:08

Over recent years, cyber attacks have targeted key national security installations in countries around the world, from Estonia’s banking system to South Korea’s media network. To help counter this growing threat, NATO has been strengthening the cyber defence capabilities of both its member countries and its partners.

One of the NATO projects that is addressing this threat involves a joint team of cyber experts setting up cyber defence in Jordan, to include the protection of key infrastructure such as electricity grids, dams, energy network and more. This NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme project, which helps Jordan implement its National Cyber Defence Strategy, was launched in Amman, Jordan on October 1.

The project is the first of its kind with a partner nation. At its launch event, which was attended by 12 NATO Embassies and the Chief of Intelligence of the Jordanian Armed Forces, NATO

"Developing a National Cyber Defence Strategy is an integral step for Jordan towards improving its defence capabilities against military and non-military attacks," a NATO official said.

Jordan is already well prepared for a conventional attack. But in this accompanying video, analysed the danger of a cyber attack, what damage it could do and what needs to be done most urgently to protect the country.