Founder of Digital Pakistan and former adjunct director general of the Federal Investigative Agency, Ammar Jaffery, during a meeting with the University of Karachi’s Acting Deputy Chancellor, Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi on Monday, expressed his desire to organize seminars, workshops and training sessions at the Center for Science and Technology Digital Forensics for officers of law enforcement agencies and legal departments.
Jaffery, who is the chief executive of Security Experts, also discussed the development of the center, said a press release issued by the university. During his visit to KU, he inquired about literature programs, research work and investigative learning projects that the Center for Digital Forensic Science and Technology (CDFST) will introduce in the near future.
He was pleased to know about the professional courses the CDFST tended to introduce. He also offers his services aimed at developing the capacity of working with centers to design and develop various degrees, diplomas, certificates, courses, and prepare syllabi for different people from different walks of life.
Jaffery said that his company wanted to sign a memorandum of understanding for the formation of CDFST on the most modern path. Earlier, Prof Dr Khalid Iraq said society as a whole has become dependent on cyber systems for a wide range of human activities, including electronic commerce, finance, health care, energy, entertainment, communications and national defense.
He added that a globally connected digital information and communication infrastructure known as cyberspace underpins nearly every aspect of modern society and provides critical support for those with an interest in Pakistan’s economy, civil infrastructure, public safety and national security.
“Pakistan is very vulnerable to cyber insecurity as it relies more heavily on cyber systems than most other countries.” Prof. Iraqi emphasized that the need is also felt to have cross-border associations and build a computer emergency preparedness team, because cyber insecurity as a world problem, has the potential to affect all cyber systems and the infrastructure that depend on it.
“Cyber insecurity can result from vulnerabilities in cyberspace systems, including deficiencies or weaknesses in hardware and software, and from the behavior of countries, groups and individuals who have access to them.”
CDFST person in charge, Dr Qamar Ul Arifeen, discussed forms of cyber warfare, espionage, crime, attacks on cyber infrastructure, and exploitation of cyber systems during the meeting. He also emphasized the threat of financial crime and expressed concern about the fate of Pakistan and the challenges it faces from the world community and the Financial Action Task Force.
The meeting ended with a decision to sign an MoU between KU and Security Experts for the development of CDFST. Later, Jaffery visited the center with Dr Arifeen.