Jordanians surf the web at an Internet café in Amman
Amman - Petra
Eighty Jordanian experts from both public and private sector on Tuesday discussed risks of cyber crimes at a two-day forum, titled "Cyber Crimes - Challenges and Solutions", being held in Amman.
In the forum's opening speech, Director of the Public Security Department (PSD) delegate Major General Abdul Hadi Al Dmour said that statistics indicate that the number of Internet users in Jordan has reached 5.7 million, accounting for 73 percent of the Kingdom's population.
He explained that the revolution in transport, telecommunications and information technology reflected on humanitarian activities both positively and negatively. Criminals also exploit such technologies and software to carry out traditional crimes with modern electronic methods.
Al Dmour stressed the need to create a safe environment for any political, economic, social or development activity, that ensures its success and continuity.
He added that the PSD adopted a royal vision in putting up scientific and well thought out strategies to combat crime during the 2013-2016 period, based on community partnership, international cooperation and legislative axis to form an integrated security system.
The forum will present 10 working papers focused on the types of cyber crimes, technology and malicious software used to commit them, the threats these pose, and modern techniques and standards that can be followed to avoid and reduce cyber crime.