Understanding the Dynamics of Pakistan's Cyber Policy

  • 2016

Understanding the Dynamics of Pakistan's Cyber Policy

Author:
Zulqarnain Shah
Abstract:

Pakistan is a young country that has seen good development in telecommunication and internet penetration in recent years. The country could reap tremendous benefits for its future generations, if the force of an economy based on the latest technology could be harnessed effectively. Currently, Pakistan lacks an effective cyber policy, and there is no clarity on the path that the government is taking to develop this important area. Meanwhile, the local and foreign cyber criminals are increasingly become a serious threat to the promise of country’s prosperous future. The government and private organizations are already suffering due to the feeble security against advanced cyber-attacks, many hackers find it easy to attack any target in Pakistan, including the government websites. Therefore, it is required that government starts investing in providing proper protection to country’s critical infrastructure.