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May 22, 2018
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‘NCCS to develop tools to protect Pakistan’s cyber space’

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May 22, 2018

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Islamabad: Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal said that Pakistan has broken the backbone of terrorism in Pakistan on its soil.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Pakistan’s first ever National Centre for Cyber Security established at Air University, the federal minister said that the nation needs to be united in order to eradicate this menace from of the country. He said that earlier at the time of establishment of Pakistan we had very little resources but now we are producing many things including fighter aircrafts. “We are the first ones to introduce fibre optic in South Asia,” he added.

Air University Vice Chancellor AVM (r) Faaiz Amir along with VCs of various partner universities and other dignitaries attended the ceremony. The National Centre for Cyber Security (NCCS) aims to become the hub of innovation and scientific research to develop tools and technology to protect Pakistan’s cyber space and knowledge transfer to local economy and training.

The centre will comprise a number of affiliated labs at various universities, including Air University Islamabad, Bahria University Islamabad, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Information Technology University (ITU) Lahore, NED University Karachi, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), University of Peshawar, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, University of Technology Nowshera, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, and University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, across the country with the headquarters located at the Air University Islamabad.

The Air University is also introducing four-year BS Cyber Security program. The study course is designed to develop strong base of the students in computing and give them a set of cyber security skills to design, deploy and manage secure systems and also prevent existing systems from cyber attacks.

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