Series of "Crash Course on Cyber Security" concluded at KPCERC. Around 69 participants from 43 different Government departments / functional units attended the training in four different sessions.
The contents covered were Website Defacement Incident Response, Email phishing attacks and Web Threat Modeling. A hands-on practice session on System Hardening was also part of the course.
Awareness session for applications for the 2nd cohort in Jehanzeb College Mingora Swat. Last date for the application process to close is 12th March.
Capacity building of IT staff is critical in safeguarding the government digital assets and citizen's data. "Crash Course on Cyber Security" for Government Employees end today at KP CERC. Same training track will repeat on Wednesday-Thursday (this week) and Monday-Tuesday (Coming week).
Crash course contents were divided into
- End User Awareness Session
- Website Defacement Incident Response
- Web Threat Modeling
- System Hardening
As Khyber Pakhtunkhwa advances in to the digital era, there is a need for a provincial Cyber Security framework which can help KP government in capacity building by leveraging technology & technical support, ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the digital assets of KP government. In 2018, KPITB established KP Cyber Emergency Response Center (KPCERC) to address the provisional and national Cyber Security challenges to build capacity by leveraging expertise and skills in domains of cyber security. It is a state of art project to enable and empower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Cyber Security and its affiliated domains through awareness, trainings and technical assistance for mitigating the risks associated with digital transformation in order to ensure a safe cyber space for the citizens.
KPCERC is mandated to ensure the health and quality of digital application, services & digital assets used, managed or deployed by the government departments across KP. KPCERC is accomplishing these by designing & deploying a Cybersecurity framework which aims to train skilled human resources, contribute towards empowering the government departments across KP along with industry by providing advisory in the cyber and information security area.
KPITB Invitation for to be a part of Durshal Community Innovation Labs Peshawar, Mardan, Swat and Swabi02/22/2019
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board - KPITB invites potential startups to become a part of Durshal Community Innovation Labs at Peshawar, Mardan, Swat & Swabi for the upcoming cohort.
Forms for gender inclusive spaces are also open for women-owned tech startups.
Last date to apply: March 12, 2019
Team KPITB participated in the networking event held at KP House, Islamabad. The event was joined by Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for DFID UK, Chief Minister KP and other parliamentarians.
The foreign delegation and other participants were highly inspired by the projects of KPITB after they met the young government school kids from KP who were given digital skills training under Early Age Programming. They were also briefed on other initiatives of KPITB including KP Youth Employment Program - KPYEP, Durshal and the scale of the impact creating in Pakistan through these projects. Thank you all for the encouragements and we look forward to working with all national and international stakeholders for bringing more developmental opportunities for KP.
KPDigitalPolicyDialogue is a dialogue series started by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board - KPITB. In the first session, we are discussing #CyberSecurity, #Policy, and #Democracy.
The panelists for today's session are Sher Ali Arbab (MNA) Rafi Us Shaan (Chief KP CERC) Rafay Baloch (Cybersecurity advisor PTA) Sidra Jalil (Director Operations Code for Pakistan and Mehzad Sahar (Director Business Security Telenor Pakistan).
With the common goal of making Peshawar a Smart City, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) plans to partner with other stakeholders to achieve the objectives under the Sustainable
Development Goals focusing on urban governance, greening of the city of Peshawar and improving prosperity and innovation.
In this regard, the first MoU has been signed with City District Government.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to extend the Early Programming project to more schools in order to promote science and technology education in government schools. In this way, more computer labs will also be set up in schools, while online training programs of teaching staff will be further promoted.
In this context, a meeting of the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Special for Science and Technology and Information Technology Kamran Bangash was attended by Chief Minister for Initial and Secondary Education Zia Lala Khan Bangash, in the state's educational institutions. Various issues were discussed in relation to the plans and expansion of this. The meeting also agreed on the digitalization of district offices of the Department of Education, while the schools were decided to extend the Early H programming project to further schools in order to illuminate children from IT.
High Commissioner of the Prosecutor Kamran Banghan said that the state government's educational institutions will also increase the ATT labs and will be introduced to the children through education and science. He said that science and technology in every field in the modern era is a remarkable fact and it is very inevitable to bring a new generation to the level of school.
There are a number of IT startup companies in Abbottabad IT Park that have grown in size and revenue from startups and early-stage businesses to growth-stage businesses now these IT companies plan to move out of the current subsidized space at the IT Park for further future extension and plan to construct their own business setups.
For this purpose, KP ITB has approved the establishment of a Mini-Tech-Estate, along with IT Park, for allotment to growing IT Park companies on Lease/Build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis.
Early Age Programming is a unique initiative and its curriculum includes state of the art tools and technologies of computer programming.Some of these tools are not even adopted by leading Private Schools. Early Age Programming organized two weeks winter vacations Boot camp in Private schools to share the content and technology with students of Private schools
Dr. Amir Saeed, Assistant Professor Institute of Business Management (IoBM) Karachi conducted training workshop on "Branding & Marketing"01/04/2019
Dr. Amir Saeed, Assistant Professor Institute of Business Management (IoBM) Karachi conducted training workshop on "Branding & Marketing" with startups at IM|Durshal Incubation, IMSciences, Peshawar.
Mr. Maroof Afzal Federal Secretary for Information Technology and Mr. Raza Shah, Member IT from Ministry of IT and Telecommunication visit to KPITB office01/02/2019
Mr. Maroof Afzal Federal Secretary for Information Technology and Mr. Raza Shah, Member IT from Ministry of IT and Telecommunication visited office of KPITB today. The team briefed them about the initiatives being taken by KPITB and expressed its interest to collaborate with the federal government on digital governance.
Meeting Under the chairmanship of Mr. Kamran Bangash Special Assistant to CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for ST&IT at KPITB01/01/2019
A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Kamran Bangash, Special Assistant to CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for ST&IT today at KPITB to review the progress of following projects.
- Intelligent Transport System of BRT Peshawar
- Automation of Courts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Peshawar Safe City Project