STAFF REPORT ISB: 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, said former additional DG, FIA, Ammar Jaffrey.

He said this while addressing a seminar on “Cyber Security and Emerging Threats,” organized by SDPI in Islamabad.

He said, internet has created shared linkages between economic growth and security which employs that sustainable development depends on secure internet.

Talking on Vision 2015, he said it would be very difficult for Pakistan to enter into development era without development in ICTs.

He was of the view that next wars will not be physical; they would be fought out by destroying infrastructure, which is evident for the examples of Georgia and Ukraine.

PTA Chairman Ismael Shah 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.

Deputy Director FIA, Syed Aun Abbass Bukhari, explained that cyber security is a joint responsibility of government and public.

He said 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.

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.

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