The government is all set to establish Cyber Security Authority to deal with cyber threats, as future wars would be cyber-based, said Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
Cyber Security Authority To Be Established Soon To Combat Cyber Threats
“The government is cognizant of security threats and working on a plan to establish Cyber Security Authority to deal with any such kind of threats”, said the Minister while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications.
The committee met with Rubina Khalid in the chair here on Wednesday, where parliamentarians asked that in case of cyber attacks, what kinds of the protective measure have been taken. The Minister said that in collaborative with all stakeholders, comprehensive plans would be devised in this regard as future wars would be of cyber.
Secretary IT Maroof Afzal said that iron curtain to prevent is next to impossible with innovations in it and telecom filed, but stringent steps have been taken to meet modern world threats. The meeting commenced with members of the Committee showing concern regarding the potential threat of a cyber attack on Pakistan. Keeping in view the sensitivity of the matter it was recommended that this issue is taken up separately in the next meeting.
Senator Rehman Malik opined that in response to India’s tall claims regarding attack at Balakot, satellite images may be released to prove the falsity of Indian claims before the world. He urged the minister to take appropriate measures in this regard.