National Response Center for Cyber Crimes


Introduction to National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes

Information technology is making profound inroads into the very fabric of our society and our economy as a nation in the global community. In a very real sense, the "Information Superhighway" has become the economic lifeblood of our nation.

We are depending on information technology, computers and the global network that connect them together. This dependency has become a clear and compelling threat to our economic well-being, our public safety, and our national security.

The world's networks, referred to by many as "cyberspace", know no physical boundaries. Our increasing connectivity to and through cyberspace increases our exposure to traditional adversaries and a growing body of new ones. Terrorists, radical groups, narcotics traffickers, and organized crime will join adversarial nation-states in making use of a burgeoning array of sophisticated information attack tools. Information attacks can supplement or replace traditional military attacks, greatly complicating and expanding the vulnerabilities we must anticipate and counter. The resources at risk include not only information stored on or traversing cyberspace, but all of the components of our national infrastructure that depend upon information technology and the timely availability of accurate data. These include the telecommunications infrastructure itself, our banking and financial systems, our transportation networks, emergency services, such as police, fire, and rescue; and government operations at all levels. All are necessary for economic success and national security.

Keeping this in view National Response Centre for cyber crimes was formed. 

The objective of NR3C is as under:

  • Enhance the capability of Government of Pakistan and Federal Investigation Agency to effectively prevent growing cyber crimes.
  • Reporting & Investigation Centre for all types of Cyber Crimes in the country
  • Liaison with all relevant national and international organizations to handle cases against the Cyber Criminals
  • Provide necessary technical support to all sensitive government organizations to make their critical information resources secure.
  • Carry out regular R & D activities to make the Response Centre as a centre of technical excellence.
  • Provide timely information to critical infrastructure owners and government departments about threats, actual attacks and recovery techniques. A role of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).
  • To provide on demand state-of-the-art electronic forensic services and cyber investigative to support local police
  • Build local capability in incident handling and security intelligence
  • Monitor global security issues and gather IT security intelligence.
  • Capacity building to investigate and handle cyber crime cases.
  • Investigation and prosecution of cyber criminals and cope with high-tech crimes.
  • To enforce existing laws to combat computer crime and to protect consumers and Internet users.

Achievements Made Uptill Now:

  • Organized Over Forty (40) Seminars/Workshops in different cities of Pakistan, in which thousands of relevant persons participated
  • Approximately Sixty Eight (68) complaints have been received by NR3C and being processed by Zonal Cyber Crimes Units.
  • NR3C has provided training to over 100 officers of National Accountability Bureau with basic cyber investigations techniques and methods.
  • Timely inform all Government organizations and financial institutions etc about the DOS attacks
  • NR3C is providing training on “Collection of Digital Evidence from Scene of Crimes “ for the Police Officers of all provinces in Pakistan.
  • Availability of Internet users log has been increased from (45) days to (90) days after lot of efforts by NR3C.
  • First Responder course is being approved from National Police Training Management Board.
  • During last two years NR3C played a vital role regarding timely reporting of defacement of websites in Pakistan.




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