Cyber security: Pakistan government takes important decision

Cyber security: Pakistan government takes important decision

*ISLAMABAD - PTI government to present NAP - 2 which would have important element of cyber security.*

*The new version of Pakistan’s National Action Plan includes cyber security.*

The Ministry of Interior recently announced it would introduce NAP-2 and restructure the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA).

FIA Cyber Crime Wing Director Capt. Muhammad Shoaib said that the agency deals with *cybercrime* and not *cyber security*, which requires a legal framework.

He said there was a dire need to have an organization that can work on a “national strategic level” because in many countries national security systems were vulnerable to serious attacks in cyberspace.

Analyst Lt. Gen. (retd) Amjad Shoaib said the security establishment wanted the cyber security organization to be set up as an independent body for numerous reasons. “However, the government believes it could work well under the Nacta,” he added.

The first plan or NAP was created in 2014 as a 20-point strategy after the horrific Army Public School attack in Peshawar in which 147 people, including 132 students, were killed.