‘Administrative departments must protect themselves from cyber attacks’

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Department of Science and Information Technology has informed all the provincial administrative departments that it will be their responsibility to protect their websites and applications from cyber-attacks.

The department has directed the senior members of the board of revenue, principal secretary, KP governor, the chief ministers, secretaries of all administrative departments, divisional commissioners and provincial assemblies to have a full backup of the site ready on a computer so that the site can be restored from the computer when it crashes.

It clarified that the data centre stores 24 hours of data, however, it may take five to six hours to restore the complete website, so in case of any website being hacked or crashing, the departments have to provide timely notification to the data centre. Furthermore, in case of any website being hacked, the data centre will delete all the accounts that have been

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