Ministry of Information Technology shares draft rules for Computer Emergency Response Teams

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Ministry of Information Technology shares draft rules for Computer Emergency Response Teams
Ministry of Information Technology shares draft rules for Computer Emergency Response Teams

According to officials of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, the Ministry is in the process of preparing the computer emergency response team (CERT) rules and has shared the draft of the rules with stakeholders.

Officials from the ministry stated that they have asked for final suggestions from the organizations related to the CERT rules, and the draft rules have been sent to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the banking sector, and the ministries for their comments and suggestions. Moreover, the draft has been forwarded to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the Pakistan Energy Management Regulatory Authority, Ogra, and others as well.

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It has been reported to ProPakistani that a committee of inquiry was formed at the Prime Minister’s Office as a result of the audio leaks. Members of the inquiry committee included representatives from the Ministry of Information Technology, the National Telecommunications and Information Security Board (NTSB), and other institutions that were involved in the investigation. As part of the inquiry committee, the institutions’ cyber security was reviewed

An official of the ministry said that the committee visited the Prime Minister’s House and identified loopholes. It has sent the report to the Prime Minister’s House in which measures have also been suggested.

According to officials, the rules will be sent to the Cabinet Committee for Disposal of Legislative Cases (CCLC) after proposals from different organizations are received. After approval from CCLC, the rules will be sent to the Federal Cabinet for approval.

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