ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT )
The banned outfit, Daish has excellent cyber network for speed, security and global linkages, criminals of today have complete understanding of internet and related technology, and that is the reason that cyber security has become important, former additional DG, FIA, Ammar Jaffrey says. Addressing a seminar on “Cyber Security and Emerging Threats,” organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Monday he said, internet has created shared linkages between economic growth and security which employs that sustainable development depends on secure internet.
He said, all seventeen ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ -SDGs- depend on the success of secure ICTs. Talking on ‘Vision 2015,’ he said it would be very difficult for Pakistan to enter into development era without development in ICTs. Next wars will not be physical; they would be fought out by destroying infrastructure, which is evident for the examples of Georgia and Ukraine. Since the spread of technology is global in nature, the true secure environment cannot be built without international cooperation.
Deputy Director FIA Syed Aun Abbass Bukhari explained that cyber security is a joint responsibility of government and public. FIA is at par with international organizations, especially in forensic test, but it is difficult to move forward quickly in the absence of an international agreement. The National Response Center for Cyber Crimes is a major stakeholder in framing the draft cyber law, which has been tabled in the parliament for its passage. The enactment of law will give support to the law enforcing agencies in this regard.
Director Cyber Wing, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said, awareness is real requirement of the time. The government is trying to protect tangible assets of the people. The required legal infrastructure is missing, so the environment will considerably improve with the passage of the law.
Chairman, PTA explained that everyone wants to be secure in real and cyber life. The positive use of ICTs should not be stopped just because of the danger, as it will hinder all development.