Center for Cyber Security

INTERNET POLICY OBSERVATORY RECOGNIZES AND WELCOME THAT PAKISTANI SOCIETY IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY DIGITIZED, INTERCONNECTED AND DEPENDENT ON THE CYBER DOMAIN FOR COMMUNICATION, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH. TO FULLY REAP THE BENEFITS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, FURTHER INVESTMENTS ARE NEEDED TO ENSURE A FREE, OPEN AND SECURE CYBERSPACE. AS A CONSEQUENCE, INCLUSIVE AND GREATER COLLABORATION IN THE AREA OF CAPACITY BUILDING AND EXCHANGE OF EXPERTISE WITHIN THE CYBER DOMAIN IS RAPIDLY BECOMING ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS ON THE INTERNATIONAL CYBER AGENDA.

WE REALIZE THE NEED TO STRENGTHEN AND BUILD NEW PARTNERSHIPS; ENHANCE INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY WHERE IT IS MOST NEEDED. WE AIM TO DEVELOP A MUTUALLY REINFORCING RELATIONSHIP WITH RELEVANT INSTITUTIONS AND DEVELOP PRACTITIONER NETWORKS THAT WILL HAVE AN ENDURING IMPACT ON GLOBAL CYBER CAPACITY IN THE REGION. AS PART OF OUR INITIATIVE DIGITAL SECURITY CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM WE AIM TO SHARE EXPERIENCES, EXPERTISE, BEST PRACTICES AND ASSESSMENTS ON KEY REGIONAL AND THEMATIC CYBER ISSUES. THE INITIAL FOCUS AREAS FOR CAPACITY AND EXPERTISE BUILDING ARE CYBER SECURITY, CYBERCRIME, DATA PROTECTION AND E-GOVERNANCE. WE STAND COMMITTED TO STRENGTHENING DIGITAL SECURITY CAPACITY FOR GOVERNMENTS, THE PRIVATE SECTOR, CIVIL SOCIETY, THE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY AND ACADEMIA FROM VARIOUS REGIONS OF PAKISTAN TO ENGAGE AND DEVELOP INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO THIS TRULY GLOBAL CHALLENGE.