As the number of internet users is increasing and technology is becoming a part of our daily lives cybersecurity is gaining more importance with every passing day. Individual and organizations are as vulnerable in cyberspace as in the real world.
After a cybercrime act which the government brought in September 2016, a comprehensive cybersecurity policy framework is on the cards for the government. A consultation process has been started that will involve the opinion of all the stakeholders, official spokesperson of the Ministry of IT & Telecom confirmed.
“We are going to engage national and international firms for the consultation process to get a better input”, he added. “The purpose of the cybersecurity policy framework is to ensure the safety of the rights of people in the cyberspace”.
IT Ministry plans to organize a full day consultation conference on cybersecurity in the coming month for getting input from the local and international experts on the subject.
Pursuing the similar lines, a delegation from Havalsen, a Turkish IT company called upon Minister of State for IT & Telecom, Ms. Anusha Rahman for sharing their experiences and best practices in the field of cyber governance.
The Minister briefed the delegation regarding Government’s initiative and commitment related to the cyber arena to ensure safety and steps being taken to protect the rights of citizens online.
Pakistani cyberspace currently holds over 36 million broadband subscribers with nearly 34 million belonging to mobile broadband.