Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Pakistani power installations may be in crosshairs of cyber attacks, says NEPRA head


ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) noted it is necessary to deal with data violations and overcome cyber-attack challenges posed to industrial installations of the power sector in Pakistan as it held a cyber-security webinar on Friday, ARY News reported.

Chairman NEPRA Tauseef H. Farooqi chaired the virtual session wherein he noted various power installations in Pakistan have been victims of cyber-attacks. He said the distribution sector also suffers sporadic targeting of such invasions.

Farooqi warned that with repeated cyber-attacks, power generation and power distribution can be dented.

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In the webinar where foreign experts also contributed their bits on how to overcome cyber challenges, the power regulatory head said this is a curse which expands the world over and thus a collective strategy is required to thump it.

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