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Emerging Trends in ICT Security by Hamid R. Arabnia, Babak Akhgar

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Chapter 8

Assessing the Role of Governments in Securing E-Business

The Case of Jordan

Ja’far Alqatawna1, Jawed Siddiqi2, Omar Al-Kadi1, Rizik Al-Sayyed1 and Anas Najdawi3,    1The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan,    2Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK,    3Princess Sumaya University for Information Technology, Amman, Jordan

Advances in Web technologies have brought about a massive increase in online businesses, but security has significantly lagged behind. We and others argue that governments can and should play a major role in providing a reliable and secure environment for online businesses because they have a major stake in growing the economy. Our finding from previous research indicates that security is usually overlooked; it ...

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