Government Employees to Receive Advanced Cybersecurity Training from IT Ministry

The Ministry of IT and Telecommunication, in collaboration with the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) and Ignite National Technology Fund, is set to conduct advanced-level cybersecurity training for government employees.

The decision to provide this training stems from the escalating threats of cyber-attacks and the need to equip government personnel with precautionary measures to counter such risks. The training program will specifically focus on administrators in government offices, offering them advanced-level instruction on preventing cyber-attacks.

In 2022, the Ministry of IT and Telecom organized a basic-level training session at the National IT Board (NITB) for designated focal persons from various ministries and departments, as directed by the Prime Minister’s Office. Additionally, the National Telecommunication and Information Security Board (NTISB) conducted another training session in January 2023. 

The rise in cyber-attacks on government institutions, coupled with the evolving tactics employed by hackers, has necessitated an increase in the capacity and preparedness of government entities. To address this, the Ministry of IT and Telecom, in conjunction with relevant authorities, issues periodic advisories on cyber threats and attacks. The upcoming advanced-level training aims to align government employees with the evolving demands of the digital landscape.