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Pak cyber security and cyber crime

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The present era has now become dependent of IT based facilities. It is an amazing fast and continuous development in multidimensional communication both in audio and video. The international community has become highly dependent of this new technology but at the same time the criminals have also invented the faster technique of hacking to commit […]

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Microsoft to open new training, development centre in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – Microsoft (MS) on Monday announced its plans to open a new training and development centre in Pakistan which will significantly expand the company’s investment in the country and will bring more opportunities for local companies and professionals. This was disclosed by GM Microsoft North Africa, East Mediterranean and Pakistan (NEPA) Leila Serhan during […]

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Daesh has ‘excellent’ cyber network, says former FIA official

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Underlining the need for cyber security, former additional Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Ammar Jaffri said criminals of today have complete understanding of internet and related technology, adding that the banned outfit, Daesh, has excellent cyber network such as speed, security and global linkages. Addressing a seminar on “cyber Security and Emerging Threats,” organized […]

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‘Cyber security is a matter of national security’

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KARACHI: In order to come out of the state of flux with regard to cyber security initiatives in Pakistan, the state needs to look for an ‘imperative policy’ and try not to shoot the messenger by listening to the counter discussion taking place at present, said Barrister Zahid Jamil while speaking at the Pakistan Institute […]

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Cyber security: Country lags in preparedness: experts

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Security experts have called for a national cyber security force in a policy seminar here on Friday, said a press release. The seminar ‘Cyber Threats: Implications on National Security’, organised by Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), was designed to build a consensus around any possible future threats and the need to encourage indigenous technologies, it […]

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Need of the hour: Cyber Crime bill needs a balancing act, say experts

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ISLAMABAD: There is need to adopt a more balanced, comprehensive and technically-sound approach in finalizing the legislation of the proposed Cyber Crime Bill. This was the crux of a session on “Perspectives on Cyber-Crime Bill 2015,” at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) on Wednesday. Chaired by former senator and IPS chairman Professor Khurshid Ahmed, […]

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Cyber bill introduced

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The federal government on Friday introduced “The Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill, 2015” in the National Assembly aimed at effectively preventing cyber crimes as well as to contribute to the national security of the nation. The government also tabled “The Minimum Wages for Unskilled Workers (Amendment) Bill, 20415” in the House. “The Prevention of Electronic […]

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Hackers and cyber security

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It is ironic that despite having the world’s best hacker, Pakistan remains ill-equipped to deal with the ever rising threat of cyber attacks. In 2014, hackers from different parts of the world continued to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Pakistani websites. They hacked websites belonging to the security forces and the federal […]

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Need of Internet highlighted at KU

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KARACHI: A workshop on “Internet of Everything” organised by Department of Computer Science University of Karachi, on Thursday at UBIT Seminar Hall. The event started with the recitation of the verses from the Holy Quran. Latyer In charge DCS Mr. Badar Sami gave a welcome note. He talked about the scope of Internet and also […]

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Senate body discusses National Cyber Security Council Bill

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology on Monday discussed in detail the National Cyber Security Council Bill, 2014. The committee, which met here at the Parliament House, was chaired by Senator Muhammad Idress Khan Safi. Senators Zahid Khan, Mohsin Leghari, Farhat Abbas, Sheral Malik, Hafiz Hamdullah and Abdul Qayoom Soomro attended the meeting. Minister […]

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Government not prepared to handle cyber threats: experts

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ISLAMABAD: Calling for urgent steps for legislation on cyber security, experts on Tuesday warned that the government was not adequately prepared to deal with cyber threats. Speaking at a seminar ‘Security in Cyber Space: Implications and Challenges’, experts said legislation and a well-defined policy on cyber security was needed to decide on the steps the […]

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Government urged to put in place an agency to address hacking issue

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan does not have an official computer emergency readiness team (CERT) to combat cyber threats and vulnerabilities and this gap is filled by semi-official and privately-run initiatives. One such effort is a CERT team called PISA-CERT, which successfully thwarted a mock cyber attack on Wednesday at the Pakistan Research Centre for Cyber Security (PRCCS) […]

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Senate body presents cyber security report for journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed Wednesday presented a report of the Committee titled Cyber Security Manual for Journalists, 2013.The 40-page manual provides journalists with basic know-how regarding security protocols for dealing with the threats that are becoming complex with the passage of time. It […]

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Pakistan takes steps to protect itself from NSA-style cyber attacks

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KARACHI: In view of the recent wave of stealing of sensitive official data by US National Security Agency (NSA), the National Telecom & Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) has framed guidelines/ techniques for protecting government business from possible hacking and cyber attacks. “Recent wave of stealing the sensitive official data by US NSA has raised […]

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