ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi chairs a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Cyber/Information Security, here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Wednesday. - PID photo

ISLAMABAD: Stressing the need for collaborative efforts, President Dr Arif Alvi has said that in wake of growing risks of cyber attacks, it is necessary to secure the cyber space for protection and security of online data.
Chairing a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Cyber/Information Security here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Wednesday, the President said that Pakistan has embarked upon the journey of digital transformation that has increased the risks of cyber attacks.
He said the use of emerging technologies and the 4th Industrial Revolution have made the individuals and public institutions vulnerable to cyber attacks. For containing the cyber threats, the president stressed the need for strengthening the capacity and capability of institutions to cope with the challenges of cyber vulnerability.
He said that it is essential to create a secure information eco-system in the country to safeguard the national interests as well as ensure the protection of information related to the individuals, businesses and public sector. He directed all the relevant stakeholders to make coordinated efforts for protecting privacy and security of information of individual and public interest.
The President was briefed upon different initiatives being taken by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications for security of information and cyber space of the individuals and public institutions.
The meeting was attended by Secretary IT Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, senior officials of MoITT and members of the Advisory Committee. – TLTP