NEPRA under its drive “Power with Security” today hosted a webinar on “Cybersecurity Roadmap, Practitioner’s Approach” at NEPRA Tower with an aim to create awareness amongst the public and private sector’s power entities on importance of cybersecurity. The webinar was addressed by Chairman NEPRA, Mr. Tauseef H. Farooqi and the Cybersecurity Experts, Mr. Ammar Hussain Jafri, CEO M/s Cybersecurity Experts, Muhammad Munaf, CEO Server for Sale and Razi A. Farooqui, Head of Cybersecurity K-Electric and was attended by large number of Power Sector’s Professionals, Trade and Business representatives and NEPRA’ Professionals.
The lead speaker, Mr. Ammar Hussain Jafri briefed about the importance, roles and responsibilities of Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), Sectoral and International CERTs and way forward for establishment of CERTs in Pakistan Power Sector. Mr. Muhammad Munaf briefed the participants about the Crises Communication Plan for data breaches, CERT team models and key factors to consider when cyber incident response plans are developed. Lastly, Mr. Razi A. Farooqui briefed the participants about building blocks of Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) framework, establishment of K-Electric CERT, enterprise level security model and key challenges they are facing while implementing the cybersecurity in operational technology assets.
Chairman NEPRA, Mr. Tauseef H. Farooqi in his closing remarks stated that the cybersecurity of power sector Operational Technology (OT) assets is our top priority and that Industrial Control Systems (ICS)/Operational Technology (OT) Incident Response Teams plays an important role as being the first line of defense against. He elaborated that we have to adopt the best international practices and cyber security frameworks which cover both OT & IT Cybersecurity. The webinar concluded after detailed Questions & Answers session
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