Holistic approach to address cyber crimes sought

Staff Reporter

Speakers at a five-day Hands-on Network Security training and workshop emphasized upon strengthening of national cyber security capabilities through development and well-coordinated mechanisms, implementation of security standards and regulations under a policy and legislative framework to mitigate cyber threats being faced by the country.

They said that Pakistan should have a secure, robust and continually improving nationwide digital ecosystem ensuring accountable confidentiality, integrity and availability of digital assets leading to socio-economic development and national security.

All these requirements are identified in the National Cyber Security Policy 2021 of Pakistan that was approved by the federal cabinet on July 28, 2021, they added.

The speakers stressed that Networks of Academic Campuses needs to be secured. Network Access Control (NAC), Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), Firewalls and Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) technologies must be used in academic campuses and enterprises to control illegitimate users’ access over the organization network.

The workshop was organized for the faculty and women network engineers of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar.

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