The many governments around the world are facing a growing concern as the internet gains more popularity and becomes more accessible. You need to provide information or access to services or devices to many different locations across your country or the world, and the only way to do this is through private networks and the internet.
Recently a report by McAfee has been released called the "Virtual Criminology Report" which is a report on Organized Crime on the Internet. Its a nice little read, and has some graphs showing some information about countries and their operations.
The internet is a huge threat to any Government agency, since its open for anyone to access. In recent news you might have seen some articles about how the US Government thinks that the internet is a terrorist tool, and that it should be monitored and controlled. Anything can be a terrorist tool if used properly, its not the medium that is the problem its what travels through it. If you’re not well enough equipped to stop people from gaining access to your network, don’t take the internet down with you.