The Critical Telecom Data and Infrastructure Security Regulations compliance report from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for 2022 is now available (CTDISR).
The top 15 telecom providers in Pakistan are examined in-depth in the research with regard to their cyber security resilience and readiness. The top 15 operators were subjected to validation audits by PTA, who ranked them according to variables such network size and licence type.
In the Cat-I category, which comprises all cellular mobile carriers and sizable fixed-line operators with multiple licences, Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (PMCL) – Jazz has obtained the highest percentage of compliance, according to the study. Telenor Pakistan came in second place.
RedTone and Multinet are the top two operators/ISPs in Cat-II, which comprises medium to large operators/ISPs. RedTone has the highest compliance rate.
An overall Cyber Security Index (CSI) for the telecom industry is provided in the study, and telecom operators are ranked according to how well they adhere to the 104 Security Controls included in the CTDISR’s 16 Security Domains.
Additionally, it identifies the telecom industry’s strong and weak points and offers anonymized data that has been compiled regarding the biggest cyber security incidents over the previous year.
The Cyber Security Annual Report 2022 is based on third-party audits conducted by PTA’s registered cyber security companies and the Cyber Security Framework issued by PTA in 2020.
PTA continues to be dedicated to protecting Pakistan’s telecom industry and its users from cyber-attacks by putting in place strict cyber security policies and validating them with frequent audits to assure compliance.
To guarantee a telecom sector that is cyber-resilient for everyone, the regulator further urges operators to prioritise cyber security and work toward continual development.