CASS seminar 'Cyber and Space: Opportunities and Challenges for Pakistan' held.


The Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies (CASS) held a seminar on Cyber and Space: Opportunities and Challenges for Pakistan at Serena Hotel Islamabad. Mr. Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Science and Technology was the chief guest on the occasion. Highlighting the importance of cyberspace, the chief guest said that it is an indispensable aspect of modern life and in today's digital world, the cyber technologies augmented by the services provided by space applications are not only vital to the needs of common citizens but also to commercial, administrative, social and security needs of any state. He further said that there are continuous developments in scientific knowledge, but their practical applications are largely under-utilized.

Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Kaleem Saadat, President CASS said that cyber warfare was an emerging phenomenon in international relations with state orchestrated computer network attacks occurring with increasing frequency and scale. He also stated that countries considered access to space to be their right and that the involvement of private-sector companies was providing low-cost access to space. He further said that deficiencies at the national level must be addressed on priority, to ensure that Pakistan is not left behind in this field, and socio-economic benefits of new technologies are made available to the common public

The Guest of Honour, Dr Moeed Yusuf, Chairman Strategic Policy Planning Cell appreciated the role of CASS...

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