ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first National Center for Cyber Security will be inaugurated in Islamabad on Monday.
It has been established at Air University Islamabad and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal is likely to inaugurate the center, state media Radio Pakistan reported.
The center is aimed at becoming the leading hub of innovation and scientific research to develop tools and technology to protect Pakistan’s cyber space and knowledge transfer to local economy and training.
The national center will comprise a number of affiliated labs at various universities.
Air University is also introducing four-year BS Cyber Security program.
The study course is designed to develop students’ strong base in computing and impart to them cyber security skills to design, deploy and manage secure systems as well as to prevent existing systems from cyber attacks.
National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) has recently 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), has undertaken a number of initiative in cyber security service and most important of them was Tat’heer drive introduced to counter extremist ideologies.