For the first time in history, Pakistan sets up "Cyber Security Centre" in the country

For the first time in history, Pakistan sets up
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has taken yet another step to curb the online terrorism and has established the first ever cyber security centre.

National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) has established a Cyber Security Wing on modern lines to evolve cyber security strategies and to meet emerging cyber terrorism threats.

The Wing, called Cyber Security, Information and Communication Technology Wing (CS ICT), undertaken a number of initiative in cyber security service and most important of them was Tat''heer drive introduced to counter extremist ideologies.

Tat''heer is a multi-pronged cyber counter terrorism strategy which includes napping of radical contents available on Internet and social media.

The drive helps in strategizing evidence-based counter- terrorism measures.

The key components of Tat''heer drive include development of surfsafe reporting portal link.

The admin portal of surfsafe is equipped with analytical review mechanism for reported contents.

Another initiative is Tat''heer Android and iOS Apps for mobile which had been developed with an objective to enable every citizen to report any hate speech or extremist contents (videos, audios, photos and texts) wherever they observe in their vicinity.

NACTA also launched social media e-campaign on facebook/twitter.

The authority portal is nacta .gov.pk/surfsafe.pk and tat''heer app with an aim to ensure its presence on social media by making citizenry access to portals and mobile app to report any hatematerials.

The authority has also transformed its previous websites with a state-of-the-art web-portal, hosted through the most secured means, with zero prevalence of chances for its hacking.The authority has also transformed its previous websites with a state-of-the-art web-portal, hosted through the most secured means, with zero prevalence of chances for its hacking.

It is a modern, responsive and interactive web portal which has capacity to engage with relevant stakeholders, both locally and internationally.

The other initiative was National Action Plan (NAP) portal.

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