The government is planning to establish a Cyber Security Authority to deal with cyber threats, as future wars would be cyber-based, said Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
“The government is cognizant of security threats and working on a plan to establish Cyber Security Authority to deal with such kind of threats”, said the Minister while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications.
The committee met with Rubina Khalid in the chair on Wednesday, where parliamentarians asked what kinds of protective measure had been taken in case of cyber attacks.
The Minister said that in collaboration with all stakeholders, comprehensive plans would be devised in this regard as future wars could involve the internet.
Secretary IT, Maroof Afzal, said that iron curtain is next to impossible with innovations in the IT and telecom, but stringent steps have been taken to meet modern world threats.
Senator Rehman Malik opined that in response to India’s tall claims regarding attack at Balakot, satellite images may be released to prove the falsity of Indian claims before the world. He urged the minister to take appropriate measures in this regard.