By Moneeb Junior
ISLAMABAD, 12th March 2019: 7th Edition of Cyber Secure Pakistan (CSP) was launched by Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) today 12th March 2019 in National Library of Pakistan, Islamabad. The Conference was attended by all stakeholders from government to private sector and from law enforcement to civil society. Theme of this Edition was “Cybercrime vs Cyber Security – A dialogue to clear the blur.”
Theme of the Conference was based upon the fact that Pakistan needs a national level cyber security legislation including national level cyber security law, policy, strategy and a CERT (Computer/Cyber Emergency Response Team) as a physical entity to achieve the objective of cyber resilience economy.
Senator Rubina Khalid, Chairperson of Senate Committee for IT and Telecom, Syed Kamal Shah, Chairman of Crime Stoppers Pakistan and Mr. Mujeeb ur Rehman were Guests of Honor at the Conference and its speakers and panelists include officials, representatives and dignitaries from public and private sector and also voices of civil society and focal persons of international digital platforms.
Based upon Conference theme a dialogue has been initiated on learned forum of industry experts to realize the urgent need of national cyber security legislation. Lack of cyber security awareness is the main reason of cyber crimes as a large number of internet users are unsecure. Conferences such as Cyber Secure Pakistan 2019 are playing a major role in spreading awareness about cyber security in Pakistan. This Edition has been launched successfully and further episodes of the Edition will be launched in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and other mega cities nationwide.
First time in history of Pakistan PISA has also launched awards for InfoSec industry expert. Award name is “PISA Personage Award” and this year it has been awarded to Dr. Arshad Ali, Dr. Muhamamd Ashraf, Mr. Wahaj Siraj, Dr. Saad Zafar, Mr. Nazeer Vaid, Dr. Junaid Zaidi, Dr. Nassar Ikram, Dr. Shoab Khan, Barrister Zahid Jameel, Mr. Maajid Maqbool, Mr. Zahid Basheer Mirza and Syed Talha Habib. Conference was managed by NEMO and sponsored by Risk Associates, Govt. College of Women University Sialkot and IT Butler.
Mr. Ammar Jafri concluded the session by thanking all participants and volunteers, wishing them good luck for a successful conference.