Lessons Learned from 2020 and Cybersecurity Outlook for Pakistan in 2021


What a momentous and “eventful” year 2020 has aimed out to be. On top of the cyclical changes in technology and threats, a global pandemic has turned life upside down for businesses, governments, and consumers around the world.’

Anchored in changing reality societies strived for ‘normalcy’ via entire families logging in remotely, trying to keep school and work going. This tested the limits of what a home office could sustain. The privacy and security of a fully remote world was put front and center. With this in perspective, this paper dissects few cybersecurity highlights that had an impact across various sectors in Pakistan and looks at what potentially lies ahead in 2021. Read More….

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