Mustafa Syed

Mustafa Syed

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Joined on February 12, 2005 – Pakistan
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Mustafa Syed holds M.Sc. degree from University of Huddersfield, UK with 30+ years in IT. His exposure during these years covers variety of areas like Data Center Operations, Software Development, Networking, IS Security, Public Key Infrastructure, BC/ DR etc.

Currently he holds a position of SVP Business Development & Operations at Cube XS Weatherly Pvt. Ltd., Vice President, HAYDRIAN Corporation and Arbitrator at Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center in Pakistan for ".pk" ccTLD.

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Ailing ETO-2002 and the Demise of PKI

The only Cyber law passed in Pakistan till date is the famous ETO-2002 (Electronic Transaction Ordinance - 2002). It required Ministry of IT&T to set up a Central Repository for all digital certificates and in addition to set up a body to be named as Electronic Certification Accreditation Council (ECAC) to accredit Electronic Certification Authorities to be established in the country... In this regard, government has not only closed its eyes and has blindly trusted the only certificate authority (CA) in the country operated by a private business group, it has also mandated the citizens and business to trust it. Case in point is Central Board of Revenue (CBR) that has told all taxpayers to digitally sign the emails using the certificates issued by this private party... more

League of Nations, United Nations, Next: United Cyber Nations

Though the "Techies" have been heavily involved in many initiatives like Internet Governance, Internationalized (Multi-lingual) Domain Names, Identity Management, Information Security, Access Rights Management etc., they still have to correctly apply the technologies at hand to be able to replicate many accepted norms that have matured in the physical world such as federated identities, non-repudiation, notarizing, witnessing, co-signing etc. more

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DNSDomain NamesInternet GovernanceMultilinguismCybersecurityPolicy & RegulationEmailLawNew TLDsICANN

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