Tuesday, January 18, 2022
More
    -Advertisement-
    Digital Senate 2022
    Digital Senate 2022
    Digital Senate 2022
    Digital Senate 2022
    -Advertisement-
    Digital Senate 2022
    Digital Senate 2022
    Digital Senate 2022
    Digital Senate 2022
    Tech ObserverNewsGovernancePakistan Prez Arif Alvi backs plan for new cyber security strategy to check new digital challenges

    Pakistan Prez Arif Alvi backs plan for new cyber security strategy to check new digital challenges

    Alvi said that the risk of cyber-attacks grew with Pakistan’s advancement towards digitalisation

    Alvi said that the risk of cyber-attacks grew with Pakistan’s advancement towards digitalisation

    Amid growing cyber security challenges, Pakistani President Arif Alvi has called for a new cyber security strategy to effectively counter threats and secure national data.

    According to a President House statement, Alvi said that the risk of cyber-attacks grew with Pakistan’s advancement towards digitalisation. While Citing examples of recent cyber-attacks on the system of the country’s Federal Board of Revenue and National Bank of Pakistan, the President said that the incidents drew the attention towards an effective guard to defeat the cyber threats.

    Cyber data has become the most valuable commodity worldwide, Alvi added and stressed that Pakistan direly needed to produce a huge number of graduates in the field of cyber security.

    The IT infrastructure of Pakistan’s National Bank came under cyber-attack on October 29, but the bank did not observe any or financial loss, the country’s State Bank said in a statement.

    In a similar attack on the Federal Board of Revenue around August 2021, unknown hackers succeeded in breaking hyper-V software by Microsoft, bringing down all the official websites operated by the tax machinery, local media reports said.

    Alvi said that throughout the world, including Pakistan, the infrastructure of vital importance such as banking system, credit card data, telecommunication, electricity, and dams, as well as hospitals have been digitalised and also become vulnerable to cyber or ransomware attacks.

    With changing concepts of security, the country’s defence has been linked with enhanced awareness and capabilities to develop and deploy a proper mechanism, he added.

    He said a paradigm shift in policymaking was needed to abreast the country with offensive and defensive cyber security, adding that instead of traditional brick-and-mortar educational facilities, short-term online and virtual courses could also prepare the human resource for the market.

    ALSO READ

    Subscribe to receive the day's headlines from Tech Observer straight in your inbox

    - Advertisement -

    DISCUSSION

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    - Advertisement -ESDS SAP HANA Community Cloud
    - Advertisement -Digital Senate 2022

    RELATED ARTICLES