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NUST Military College of Signals (MCS) awarded Cyber Security Auditing and Evaluation Lab (CSAEL)

NUST Military College of Signals (MCS) has been awarded Cyber Security Auditing & Evaluation Lab (CSAEL), a constituent lab for Pakistan’s first-ever National Centre for Cyber Security (NCCS). Associate Professor Dr. Haider Abbas of NUST MCS will act as the Principal Investigator at CSAEL. The announcement was made at the inauguration ceremony of NCCS on May 21, 2018, at Air University, where Federal Minister for Interior and Planning, development & Reform - Mr. Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated the centre. 


NCCS aims to develop advanced tools and research technologies to protect Pakistan’s cyberspace, sensitive data, and local economy from the cyber-attacks. CSAEL 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.


NCCS will comprise of 11 affiliated labs at various universities, including:- 

  • Military College of Signals (MCS), National University of Science & Technology (NUST) 


  • Air University Islamabadad


  • Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)


  • Information Technology University (ITU) Lahore


  • NED University Karachi, Pakistan 


  • Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS)


  • University of Peshawar


  • University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar


  • University of Technology Nowshera


  • University of Engineering & Technology Lahore



  • University of Engineering & Technology Taxila

National University of Sciences and Technology H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan
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