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Security Auditing and Evaluation Lab

National Cyber Security Auditing and Evaluation Lab (NCSAEL) will emphasize on following three main core areas for accomplishment of its goals:

IT Security Assessment

NCSAEL will design and develop Security Assessment tools (for applications and OS) that will help perform security evaluation of existing foreign and local software, mobile applications (both Android and iOS), web applications and embedded applications (firmware) in accordance with the internationally recognized IT evaluation standards namely Common Criteria, NIST/FIPs etc. The lab will also develop Security Compliance Assessment toolkit for Windows and Linux OS in order to guarantee right and secure configurations in accordance with the CC protection Profiles (PP).

Advanced Threat Protection

NCSAEL will focus on development of indigenous malware sandbox that would help in early detection of zero-day vulnerabilities/ APTs thereby thwarting the risk of ever-escalating cyber-attacks. To preserve the security and anonymity of data over the insecure Internet, a secure VPN will also be developed which will provide a dedicated and secure connection for all stakeholders.

Preparedness for CCTL Assessment

Since Pakistan is only a certificate-consuming member of CCRA, NCSAEL will help organizations prepare for the security evaluation of their local products by the CCTL. Also, it will formulate a National Technology Framework, to standardize the security practices in the country.

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Our People

Our core members and reserchers are academics, developers, administrators and MS/PhD students. Our industrial partners are public and private cyber security organizations that advise us on the design, implementation and commercialization of the R&D work originating from our Lab.

Core Members
Principle Investigator/Director

The Lab is managed by a Principle Investigator (PI) and three Co-PIs
who are leading one research project each with the support of project team leads.

Dr.Haider Abbas

Principal Investigator

Dr. Ashraf Masood

Co-Principal Investigator
IT Security Assessment

Dr. Muhammad Faisal Amjad

Co-Principal Investigator
Advanced Threat Protection

Dr. Imran Rashid

Co-Principal Investigator
Preparedness for CCTL assessment