With the increase in technology, the world has now witnessed a new type of warfare. This new type of warfare is more dangerous than all the previous types as it doesn’t need the presence of any physical force. This new type of warfare can cause immense destruction from anywhere in the world. We’ve seen this as many of the developed countries have been badly hit by cyber attacks. Let’s take a look at the safety and security of Cyberspace in Pakistan.
Why Pakistan’s Cyberspace isn’t Secure?
Pakistan’s cybersecurity isn’t up to the mark as we’ve seen from time to time that Pakistan has been at risk of cyber attacks. As the country is now shifting to cloud databases that are being used by NADRA and by several other authorities, the need for a secure cyberspace in Pakistan is a must.
However, we are witnessing potential hackers trying to gain easy access to Pakistan’s official systems. Many attacks have recently been launched on the caretaker government as well. Moreover, as numerous systems are not updated alongside the software used, potential hackers can easily breach the systems and cause all sorts of problems from DDoS attacks to Remote Code Execution.
As the condition of the economy is not above par for Pakistan, it is difficult for such a nation to delve into cyberwarfare or invest in the cybersecurity of Pakistan. Therefore, Pakistan hasn’t been able to secure its cyberspace as it would’ve.
Recent Condition of Pakistan’s Cyberspace
Recently Pakistan has been facing several issues regarding their defense against Cyberattacks. Excluding the domestic servers, Pakistan’s government has been noting potential threats and fishy activities on their official systems alongside websites.
In recent news, The Cabinet Division issued another warning to the Ministries informing them that there have been imposters trying to impose the PMO and have been sending fake emails and messages. The emails contained malicious attachments that could cause severe damage to the systems if downloaded and opened.
However, that being said, cyberattacks take months to be planned. Potential hackers need to gather information as much as they can and choose the weakest link in your shield to target. Ensuring that you’re up to date with all your software and hardware alongside having a good firewall and an anti-virus protection can protect you against the majority of attacks.
However, you will still need the utmost security and ensure you’re not providing unnecessary information to unknown sources. Safety and Security of Pakistan’s Cyberspace is imperative as the times are changing and Pakistan also needs to ensure its update with the latest trends in Cybersecurity.5 Common Data Security Threats and How to Protect Your Information