As the Senate recently passed a law against cybercrime, FIA Presents Proposals to Reduce Cyber Crimes. These proposals contain the establishment of a special tribunal, purchase of (IT-related) equipment and extensive training of officials of all departments of law enforcement agencies to deal with the new challenge.
FIA Presents Proposals to Reduce Cyber Crimes
An FIA official told about these proposals that”
“The FIA has proposed to the interior ministry that there is an urgent need for capacity building of law enforcement agencies and acquiring of modern equipment by the departments concerned to deal with cybercrime offences after enactment of the new cyber law. There is also a need for setting up a special tribunal to exclusively hear the cases related to cybercrime. Otherwise, mere introducing a new cyber law may not fully help achieve the purpose,”
The suggestion also include the training of local and international cyber laws to investigating officers, judges and prosecutors. The agency also pointed out that since the general public and government institutions took cybercrime security casually causing more cyber crimes. These crimes include hacking of accounts, misuse of IPs and breaking into software systems through backdoor and other serious offences. So there is a need for launching awareness and education campaigns for cyber security.
“International linkage for information sharing regarding cyber security should be established and signing of international covenants and agreements for international cooperation in combating cybercrime should be made. In addition to this, procurement strategies for secure and resilient hardware and software products should be developed,”
the FIA said.
The use of internet has increased tremendously After the launch of 3G/4G technology in Pakistan. The FIA official also said that cellular companies have not provided the subscriber logs. So, if 3G/4G subscriber committed a crime, the IP address of mobile number is not easily accessible. Therefore FIA called for developing a mechanism for monitoring internet traffic.
Source: Dawn News