Dimension Of Cyber-Warfare In Pakistan’s Context

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Muhammad Shahzad Akram, Moneeb Jaffar Mir, Abdul Rehman


Cyber warfare has evolved as a crucial part of modern combat, comprising many sorts of harmful activities carried out in cyberspace. This research investigates the topic of cyber warfare in the context of Pakistan. The paper begins with a comprehensive analysis of cyber warfare, its definition, and its importance in today's national security scene. It emphasizes rapid technological breakthroughs and the rising reliance on the internet for essential infrastructure, communication, and economic activities, making nations exposed to cyber-attacks. This study examines Pakistan's cyber landscape, including its cyber capabilities, infrastructure, and policy framework. It investigates Pakistan's growing threat landscape, which includes state-sponsored attacks, terrorist activities, espionage, and cybercrime. The investigation delves into notable Cyber incidents that have occurred in the country, their impact, and the response procedures that have been implemented. Furthermore, the report explores the Pakistani government's strategies and activities to improve cybersecurity and build resilience against cyber threats. It evaluates the legal and regulatory frameworks, institutional arrangements, and capacity-building efforts in the fight against cyber warfare. The research also emphasizes the importance of international cooperation and collaboration in countering cyber threats in Pakistan. This study gives a thorough examination of the cyber warfare issue in the Pakistani context. It provides insights into the growing cyber threat landscape, the country's readiness to counter cyber threats, and potential future problems and possibilities. The findings help to improve understanding of the complicated nature of cyber warfare and give recommendations for Pakistan's authorities and stakeholders to improve their cybersecurity posture.

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