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Bangladesh will be global cyber security center: Palak

 Science & IT Desk

 Published: 05:09 PM, 5 January 2021  

Bangladesh will be global cyber security center: Palak

Bangladesh will be global cyber security center: Palak

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak said Bangladesh would be developed as the world's cyber security service providing hub. Young talented people will be made in that way by taking various effective steps.

He was speaking at the prize distribution ceremony of the National Cyber ​​Drill-2020 competition at Idea Floor Auditorium at ICT Tower in Agargaon on Tuesday. The competion is organized to build the capacity of government and non-government organizations in the field of cyber security.

Palak said cyber security is essential to ensure social, political and economic stability in the country. The ICT department is working to ensure public and private cyber security. Training is being provided through digital security agencies to ensure security in various sectors of the country including banking, health and civil aviation.

The state minister said 1,000 cyber security experts will be created in the country in the next five years. Through this, the talented cyber security personnel of Bangladesh will contribute to the world in cyber security and will earn huge foreign currency by creating new jobs in the country. Bangladesh will keep the world free from cyber risk in the future as it contributes to the UN peacekeeping mission.

The program was presided by Md. Rezaul Karim, Director General of Digital Security Agency. Parthapratim Dev, Executive Director, Bangladesh Computer Council, Tareq M Barkatullah, Project Director, BGD e-Gov SART, and Rubaba Daula, Managing Director, Oracle Bangladesh, were present.

It is to be noted that more than 1000 people from various government and non-government financial institutions, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, universities, private companies and individually participated in 233 teams in the National Cyber ​​Drill 2020.

Silicon Beats led by Animesh Khaskel became first while The Infinity Bites led by Russell Bhuiyan and Heimdal led by Khatib Al Fahad finished as second and third respectively.