PTA Releases Cyber Security Annual Report 2022
The Cyber Security Annual Report provides a detailed analysis of Pakistan’s top 15 telecom operators’ cyber security readiness and resilience.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has published its Cyber Security Annual Report for 2022, which focuses on the implementation of its Critical Telecom Data and Infrastructure Security Regulations (CTDISR). The report provides a detailed analysis of Pakistan’s top 15 telecom operators’ cyber security readiness and resilience.
PTA performed validation audits on the top 15 operators, which were classified based on network size and licence type, among other factors.
According to the report, Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (PMCL)—Jazz has achieved the highest percentage of compliance in the Cat-I category (which includes all cellular mobile operators and large fixed-line operators with multiple licences), with Telenor Pakistan coming in second place.
RedTone has the highest percentage of compliance in Cat-II, which includes medium- to large-sized operators and ISPs, with Multinet coming in second. The report includes an overall Cyber Security Index (CSI) for the telecom sector as well as a ranking of telecom operators based on their level of compliance with the CTDISR’s 16 security domains and 104 security controls.
The report also highlights the telecom sector’s strong and weak points, as well as aggregated, anonymized data on major cyber security incidents in the previous year.
The Cyber Security Annual Report 2022 is based on the PTA-published Cyber Security framework from 2020 and third-party audits performed by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority PTA-registered cyber security firms.
PTA remains committed to protecting Pakistan’s telecom sector and its users from cyber-attacks by enacting stringent cyber security regulations and validating them through regular audits to ensure compliance.
PTA remains committed to protecting Pakistan’s telecom sector and its users from cyber-attacks by enacting stringent cyber security regulations and validating them through regular audits to ensure compliance. PTA also encourages operators to prioritise cyber security and strive for continuous improvement so that the telecom sector is cyber-resilient for all.