PM focuses on cyber security

Dhaka,  Wed,  26 October 2016
Published : 19 Oct 2016, 14:27:48 | Updated : 19 Oct 2016, 14:46:06

PM Hasina focuses on cyber security of all documents, including financial services sector

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday stressed the need for the foolproof cyber security of digitised documents, including those related to financial services sector, in Bangladesh. 

"All need to remain alert so that the secrecy of financial services sector and classified matters cannot be breached in any way,” she said.  

The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the country's largest digital expo 'Digital World-2016' at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB).

The Digital World-2016 is meant for showcasing the technology-based innovations and achievements and thus facilitating sharing of ICT knowledge and ideas in a single platform.

The ICT Division is organising the event in collaboration with Bangladesh Computer Council, Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and PMO’s A2I programme.

The 'Non-stop Bangladesh' is the theme of the three-day flagship annual event of the country's ICT sector.

Sheikh Hasina said there have been some problems with the degitisation process in the country.

"So, we'll have to increase our capacity about cyber security. And we'll train up manpower and procure necessary equipment," she said.

The Prime Minister mentioned that the government is going to enact a law, 'Digital Security Act 2016', for giving legal protection to the country's digitisation system.

"Under this law, there'll be a world-class digital forensic lab, a cybersecurity agency, a cyber-incident response team and a high-level digital security council," she said.

ICT Division State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak presided over the programme, where chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Post, Telecommunication and ICT Ministry Imran Ahmed MP spoke. 

BASIS President Mostafa Jabbar, ICT Division Secretary Shyam Sunder Sikder, BCC Executive Director SM Ashraful Islam and project director of A2I Kabir Bin Anwar also spoke at the same event.

Over 200 speakers, including 43 from world famous organisations such as Microsoft, Facebook, the World Bank, ZTE and Huawei, are taking part in 18 sessions of the exposition. 

Besides, seven ministers from seven countries are going to take part in an inter-ministerial conference.

The three-day mega event includes 12 seminars, IT career fair, soft expo, e-governance expo, mobile innovation expo, e-commerce and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) programme.

Over 5,00,000 visitors, including 43 foreign ICT experts, corporate, institutional and individual buyers as well as a cross-section of people, including investors and entrepreneurs, are expected to visit the expo, according to a news agency.


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