The extent to which Internet companies are prepared to govern their information security by adopting the international standard ISO 17799 - (a comparative study between Al-Liqa’ Net Company and Speed Way Internet Services / Kirkuk)


Information has become the raw material that organizations are racing to obtain, especially in the era of the digital economy, which relies on information to the degree necessary to ensure its survival and continuity in competitive markets. At the same time, this information can be exposed to many risks that threaten its security and safety, and thus threaten the success of the organization. Hence, it has become necessary to protect this information by relying on various means and tools, including relying on information security governance, specifically trying to implement and comply with the requirements of the international standard ISO17799. Based on the foregoing, the research aims to measure the readiness of Internet service companies to govern the security of their information and to try to compare two of the largest companies working in this field in terms of their application of the requirements of the international standard ISO 17799, namely Al-Liqaa Net Company, and Speed Way in Kirkuk. The research concluded with a set of conclusions, on the basis of which some suggestions were made