NEPRA hosts Pakistan’s first-ever webinar on Industrial Cyber Security

Observer Report

NEPRA hosted Pakistan’s first-ever webinar on Industrial Cyber Security with title “The Modern Threat Landscape on Industrial Control Systems Statistics and Examples” at NEPRA Tower with an aim to create awareness amongst the public and private sector’s power entities against the global risks of cyber attacks on Friday.

The webinar was led and addressed by Chairman NEPRA, Mr. Tauseef H. Farooqi, followed by internationally renowned cyber security experts from Russia, Dr. Semen Kort and Dr. Ekaterina Rudina of Kaspersky Industrial Cyber security (KICS). The webinar was attended by a large number of Power Sector’s Professionals, Trade and Business representatives, journalists and NEPRA’s members of the Authority and professionals.

The Chairman NEPRA, Mr. Tauseef H. Farooqi in his welcoming address highlighted the importance of the webinar. He remarked that Pakistan like rest of the world is also witnessing multiple cyber attacks and data breaches simultaneously and therefore this global menace needs to be tackled with comprehensive effective measures.

He added that Pakistan’s power sector Industrial Control Systems are prone to such attacks and therefore a single vulnerability can result in unexpected outages, loss of revenue for industry and even loss of human lives; thus the economy can be easily impacted.