Anusha urges comprehensive cyber security policy
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman on Tuesday stressed the need to devise a comprehensive cyber security policy, using a multi-stakeholder approach.
Chairing a meeting of national-level cyber security response committee here she stated that the cyber security was an issue of global concern and countries were adopting cyber governance frameworks. Cyberspace is increasingly being used as a vehicle of crime and other social ills, which necessitates its security, safety and resilience in order to foster its positive dimensions that includes bridging the digital divide while influencing every aspect of economic and social activities, she added.
Anusha Rahman underlined the need for a holistic approach and coordinated efforts to ensure the security of the data right from the cell phone of an individual to the government ICT data/information. She shared the renowned models of Europe, Turkey, Caribbean and current proposed model of CTO on cyber governance with the participants of the meeting and stressed that in order to evolve a comprehensive cyber governance framework, international best practice must be thoroughly studied. While devising the cyber governance framework it is important to ensure that we all collectively contribute towards a safe and an effective global cyber space, supporting broader economic and social development with a multi-stakeholder approach whilst exercising our rights and meeting our responsibilities, the minister added. Federal Secretary IT Azmat Ali Ranjha, member telecom, member it, member legal, DG-PCB, representatives from the ministry of defence, ministry of interior, ministry of law and justice, cabinet division, PTA, FIA, focal persons on IT and cyber security from armed forces (JS HQs) and representatives from ISI, Air Force and Navy attended the meeting.