Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, inaugurated the National Cyber Security Auditing & Evaluation Lab (NCSAEL) at the NUST Military College of Signals (MCS), Rawalpindi, on August 23, 2019. This lab is part of the National Centre for Cyber Security (NCCS), one of the 4 national centres of excellence being established at Pakistani universities under an initiative of the Govt of Pakistan.
NCCS aims to develop advanced tools and research technologies to protect Pakistan’s cyberspace, sensitive data and the local economy from cyber-attacks.
NCSAEL is envisaged to be an internationally recognised lab and the nation’s first source of expertise in the field of Information Security, typically focused on carrying out security assessment of existing IT applications/OS, malware analysis for detection of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and development of specialised secure indigenous IT products/services.
The lab will also help organisations in preparation for IT secure product evaluation before they formally apply for the internationally recognised Common Criteria Testing Lab’s (CCTL) assessment.