Role of Cyber Law and Mitigation Strategies in Perspective of Pakistan to Cope Cyber Threats

Role of Cyber Law and Mitigation Strategies in Perspective of Pakistan to Cope Cyber Threats

Jawad Hussain Awan (IICT, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan), Shahzad Memon (IICT, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan) and Fateh Muhammad Burfat (University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/IJCWT.2019040103

Abstract

In this digital world, innovations and advancement have increased the number of users and the user ratio continues to double, triple and so-on. Unfortunately, the increase of crime, malware activities, has also increased. Thus, the privacy and security of systems and services is a prominent challenge for organizations, and countries. In this connection, each and every developed or developing country is practicing to design policies, strategies, cyber laws to deal with illegal activities, taken place via the internet. Pakistan is also one of those developing countries who have no any legislative policy, strategy or cyber law to deal such activities, having outdated policies and acts. Therefore, this article discusses some of the most dangerous malware attacks such as WanaCry, and Stuxnet. The article also mentions some countries with cyber policies/strategies/laws comparing them to Pakistan. The role of Pakistan is also part of the article and calls for awareness of researchers, policy/law makers. Some recommendations/suggestions have also been elaborated in this article for the re-designing of existed cyber laws.
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2. Cyber Incidents Of Pakistan

From the studies, it has been acknowledged (Malik, 2018) that Islamic Republic of Pakistan has not any cyber law yet. Hence, the score of cyber incidents risen up since 2016 to 2018 as shown in following Figure 1. In addition, Table 1 figures the incident year along with their inquiries, registered cases, and arrests (Qarar, 2018).

Table 1.
Cyber incidents of Pakistan from 2016 to 2018
YearInquiriesRegistered CasesArrests
20182295255209
20171290207160
20165144749

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