Air University to inaugurate first ever National Center for Cyber Security

Cyber Security

National Center for Cyber Security:

Our Country Pakistan has inducted its first ever Cyber Security Centre at Air University, Islamabad to protect the country’s cyberspace, economy, and infrastructure from cyber attacks.

Today, Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal has inducted Pakistan’s first-ever “National Centre for Cyber Security” (NCCS) at Air University, Islamabad. Cyber security represents a set of technologies and processes designed to protect systems and networks from cyber attacks (an attempt by hackers to destroy a computer, network or a system). Effective cyber security measures decrease the risk of cyber attacks.

Risk of Cyber Attacks:

All the prominent websites of Pakistan such as those of Government and media groups are under major threat of cyber attack ahead of upcoming elections 2018.

Concerned authorities of Government recently issued a handout and sent it to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) about the concern that Israel and Russia might launch a cyber attack against Pakistan in order to influence general elections. They might steal important voter information.

According to this reports, the NCCS purposes to develop advanced tools and research technologies to protect Pakistan’s cyberspace, sensitive data, and local economy from the cyber attacks.

The National Center will constitute of renowned labs at different universities of Pakistan including Air University Islamabad, Bahria University Islamabad, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Information Technology University Lahore (ITU), Lahore University of Managment Sciences (LUMS), University of Peshawar, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, University of Nowshera, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), NED University Karachi, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. The headquarter of the NCCS will be based at Air University Islamabad.

To increase the awareness and knowledge about cyber security in Pakistani students, Air University is commencing a four year BS cyber security program which is designed to develop modern cyber security skills and apply them to manage computers, systems, and networks from cyber attacks.

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