ISLAMABAD: FIA sets up Special Cyber Security Task Force

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has established a Cyber Security Task Force in the wake of increasing threats to the cyberspace and critical information resources of the country.

FIA Director General Tariq Khosa on Thursday announced the establishment of the task force, which would be headed by Ammar Jaffri, Additional Director General Federal Investigation Agency.

The task force will take necessary steps to make the cyberspace and critical information resources of Pakistan secure, the DG FIA said while addressing the 5th International Conference on Information Security.

The director general FIA said that the task force would comprise members from all relevant public and private sector organisations.The subject specialists in the area of information security and cyber security would also be co-opted with this task force for the enforcement of industry standards of international level, he said.

The conference was attended by a large number of information security experts from public and private sector organisations.Other key speakers were Naqibullah Malik, Federal Secretary IT & Security, Dr Muhammad Yaseen, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Ammar Jaffri Additional Director General FIA, Shahid Nadeem Baloch, Project Director of National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes, FIA Headquarters and other subject specialists from private sector. All participants highlighted the need of taking appropriate steps to make the critical information resources of Pakistan secure by initiating public/private partnership programmes.

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