IT ministry organizes cyber security workshop

ISLAMABAD: An awareness workshop on ‘Cyber Security’ was organized by Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication along-with National Information Technology Board (NITB) organized on Friday.

The goal of the event was to highlight the issue of cyber-attacks and how we can protect government’s sensitive data and work towards cyber security as governments around the world are bringing more attention to cybercrimes.

Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Syed Junaid Imam, Member (IT) MoIT, Syed Shabahat Ali, CEO NITB and Bilal Abbasi, Director (IT) MoIT along-with numerous officials from different Federal ministries/divisions were present at the workshop.

Speaking on the occasion, Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui highlighted that it is important for the government to become more vigilant and secure data to avoid any security and data breaches.

He further added that conventional warfare has been replaced by Cyber warfare and it brings a collective responsibility towards government officials to be prepared against cyber-attacks.

In the end it was shared that MoIT will be conducting more of such events for policy makers, legislators and other government officials, as cyber security awareness is a key priority by MoIT.

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