PTA hires security agency for Cyber-Security Audit of new web monitoring system

The government has involved a security agency to conduct a comprehensive cyber-security audit and vulnerability assessment of the foreign developed Sandvine Inc Web Monitoring System (WMS).Some concerns were raised about possible security vulnerabilities of the foreign-made system. Therefore necessary written guarantees were acquired from the selected vendor and the OEM ensuring that there are no backdoors or cyber-security risks in the system

As Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) directed telecom operators in 2017 to deploy a suitable solution capable of mitigating grey traffic and blocking web content. Based on PTA technical requirements, the telecom operators committee issued RFP in July 2018.

Source: Pro Pakistani