Cyber Secure Pakistan 2014: Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations

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Today’s cyber threats are becoming increasingly more targeted and sophisticated with criminal networks operating across the world, coordinating complex attacks against targets in a matter of minutes.

Due to the complexity of the cyber-threat landscape, cybercrime investigations are profoundly different in nature than the traditional crimes, requiring high-level technical expertise and large-scale cross-jurisdictional investigations.

Recent surveillance controversy, invasion of privacy, rise in cybercrimes, espionage on corporate sector and shady censorship policies in Pakistan are eye openers for many of us. A few questions pop up in every thinking mind. What is happening on our cyber fronts? How are we reverting to cyber threats? How are we protecting our Critical Network Infrastructure? How are we collaborating with other CERTs and countries? Along with so many other relevant questions that needs attention by authorities and relevant stake-holders alike.

It is essential that law enforcement prioritize resources, build cross-jurisdictional and cross sectorial collaboration in addition to developing the technical expertise, tools and infrastructure required to effectively combat threats and eventually enhance digital security.

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In response, Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) has been working for the last many years to highlight this much needed topic of Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration for Combating Cyber Crimes. PISA will seek to implement an alliance with multi-stakeholders, including government organizations, academia, law enforcement agencies and Internet security specialists from the private and public sector, to leverage their respective expertise and resources for fighting cybercrimes.

CSP Conference Platform is an effort to put our best step forward for the mentioned cause.

Last year, CSP’13 is named as mega success. The Conference was attended by more than 200 delegates from across the country. This year, CSP’14 is themed as “Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration” for Combating Cyber Crimes is planned from 9th to 12th January  at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad.

CSP’14 is likely to see the dignitaries, such as Ms. Anusha Rehman (Minister of IT), Mr. Zahid Hamid (Minister of Science and Technology), Mr. Mushahid Hussain Sayed (Chairman Senate Committee for Defence and Defence Production), Mr. Ammar Jaffri (President PISA), Mr. Saud Ahmed Mirza (DG FIA), Dr. Ismail Shah (Chairman PTA) and many more.

This year at the event, there are more than 10 featured workshops listed i.e.

  • Security Management using Open Source Software by Pakistan Open Source Foundation
  • Workshop on Cyber Security for Journalists [For Journalists Only]
  • ISACA Islamabad Chapter Meet-up
  • Bloggers Discussion Session on Blog Security Issues
  • Workshop by ‘Bolo Bhi’
  • Cyber Child Protection by Internet Society Pakistan Islamabad Chapter
  • Security for Women in the Digital Age [For Women Only] by Digital Rights Foundation
  • Workshop on Reverse Engineering Malware
  • Workshop by (ISC)2 Pakistan Islamabad Chapter
  • Hands-on Trainings on Advanced Web-Application Security and Digital Mobile Forensics are also the part of this event

Furthermore, A Competition for Hackers ‘Capture the Flag’ and Screening of a Documentary is also the part of the event.

In order to become a part of this Premium conference, kindly visit the following link. After registering you will be able to attend the event. For more information you can visit its official Page here: www.fb.com/CyberSecurePakistan

Just to mention, ProPakistani is official Blog Partner for the Conference.