Islamabad; President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized the need for securing the Cyber Space aiming to ensure protection and security of online data of citizens, businesses and public institutions. He said that Pakistan had embarked upon the journey of digital transformation that has increased the risks of cyberattacks. He underscored the need for collaborative efforts by all stakeholders to secure the cyber space. He gave these directions while chairing a meeting of the advisory committee on Cyber/Information Security, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today. The President was briefed upon different initiatives being taken by the MoITT for security of information and cyber space of the individuals and Public Instititions.
He said that use of emerging technologies and 4th Industrial Revolution had made individuals and public institutions vulnerable to cyber-attacks. In order to contain cyber threats, the President underscored the need for strengthening the capacity and capability of the institutions to cope with the challenges of cyber
vulnerability. He said that it was essential to create a secure information eco-system in the country to safeguard the national interest as well as ensure the protection of information related to individuals, businesses and public sector. He directed all relevant stakeholders to make coordinated efforts to protect privacy and security of information of individual and public interest. The meeting was attended by Secretary Ministry of Information and Technology (MoITT), Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, senior officials of MoITT and members of Advisory Committee.