After holding qualifying rounds in Quetta and Lahore, Ignite National Technology Fund, a public sector organization affiliated with the Ministry of IT & Telecom, held the qualification round of the Digital Pakistan Cybersecurity Hackathon 2022 in Karachi on December 1, 2022.
By conducting nationwide cyber drills and finding cybersecurity talent for both public and private sector businesses, the Cybersecurity Hackathon seeks to enhance the nation’s cybersecurity preparation, protection, and incident response capabilities.
Ignite’s general manager, Dr. Zain ul Abdin, expressed excitement about hosting Pakistan’s second national cybersecurity hackathon in five locations this year. The goal of the Cyber Security Hackathon 2022 is to train and develop cyber security experts in Pakistan, he stated.
Speaking on the occasion, Asim Shahryar Husain, CEO Ignite, said, “The goal of the cybersecurity hackathon is to create awareness about the rising importance of cybersecurity for Pakistan and also to identify and motivate cybersecurity talent which can be hired by public and private sector organizations to secure their networks from cyberattacks.”
“There is a shortage of 3-4 million cybersecurity professionals globally. So, this is a good opportunity for Pakistan to build capaci
“Ignite will continue to hold such competitions every year to identify new talent. I would like to congratulate CEO Ignite and his team for holding such a marathon competition across Pakistan to motivate cybersecurity students and professionals all over the country,” he added.
ty of its IT graduates in cybersecurity so that they can boost our IT exports in future,” he added.
Chief guest, Mohsin Mushtaq, Additional Secretary (InCharge) IT & Telecommunication, said, “Digital Pakistan Cybersecurity Hackathon is a step towards harnessing the national talent to form a national cybersecurity response team.”