Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

February 8, 2024

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Pakistan's Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved cybersecurity funding of Rs10 billion, around US $36 million.

According to local news reports, the funds will be used for "requisite technical capabilities" to proactively find potential cyber threats.

The funding follows an announcement last November to divert Rs5bn – US $18 million — in funds from information technology to cybersecurity research.

The ECC cited the country's digital information infrastructure needing stronger defenses in light of repea­ted cyberattacks on Pakistan's networks.

Pakistan's Super League cricket association this week announced that it had suffered a cyberattack, briefly taking down its ticketing platform.

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