Islamabad: (Raja Furqan Ahmed) The closing ceremony of “IEEE 1st Annual International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) 2020” was virtually hosted by National Centre for Cyber Security at Air University Islamabad. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry was the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, the Federal Minister said that there is a compelling case for public and private sectors to work together with a view to responding to cyber vulnerabilities. He emphasized that such cooperation in addressing cyber challenges is vital. Through a public and private partnership, we can manage the risks arising from malicious use of cyberspace, the minister highlighted.
Air Marshal (Retd.) Javaid Ahmed HI(M), Vice-Chancellor Air University in his closing speech highlighted that confidence in the security of our digital lives is more and more important. He thanked all national and international conference participants including Ms Wajeeha Ikram Parliamentary Secretary from Ministry of Education, Senator Rubina Khalid, Syed Junaid Imam CEO Ignite, Mr Athar Osama, Dr Mehmet Akif Nacar CEO Havelsan Turkey, Mr Andrey Golov CEO Security Code Russia, Mr Ahrar Naqvi CEO Ebryx, Dr Fred Baker from ICANN USA, Prof. Siraj Sheikh from the UK, Prof. Olaf Maennel from Estonia, Prof Vern Paxon from the USA, and Ms Jean Daka from Belgium.
Earlier, Prof. Dr Kashif Kifayat, Director NCCS highlighted that cyber threats do not respect national borders, so it is not enough to solely address these threats at the national level. International collaboration is a must to address cyber risks. He said that NCCS will continue to organize such events to spread awareness about cybersecurity as part of its mandate.
Two days conference offered a great opportunity to conference attendees to learn from prominent keynotes, CEOs Speeches, Tech Talks, Panel Discussions, Workshops and Paper Presentations. More than two thousand people from different walks of life attended different parallel sessions and tracks of the online conference.