The federal government has formed the National Computer Emergency Response Team to protect sensitive information and prevent cyber attacks.

NCERT will protect digital assets, sensitive information and critical infrastructure.

According to a notification of the Ministry of IT, NCERT has been formed as per PECA and CERT rules. The Cyber Security for Digital Pakistan project was declared a National CERT, which had been running for several years.

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The NCERT will play a role in detecting and preventing cyber attacks. For this, along with the appointment of experts, the purchase of necessary software and hardware has already been done.

NCERT will work on creating awareness, research and development related to cyber attacks while a separate website for National Cert has also been launched.

The Cyber Security for Digital Pakistan project has been running for several years, and it was run by the National Telecommunication and Information Security Board.