Dhaka: The State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said that the implementation of e-government has revolutionized the country.
He said 52,000 websites, 7 million free text subscriptions in Corona, digital education platform, more than 1.3 million dependable export earnings, 333, 999 BD police, virtual courts, 4 crore e-documents, and 8,000 docs, including use of e-office management system in Corona. Through the Prime Minister’s participation in the meeting of the Cabinet ECNEC, etc., all e-government has been made possible.
An online seminar on ‘Cyber Security in Sustainable Development was organized by the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) and the Digital Security Agency on Friday as part of the celebration of October as Cyber Awareness Month in Bangladesh. He said this while attending the function as the chief guest.
Director-General of the Digital Security Agency. CCA regulator Abu Saeed Chowdhury delivered the welcome address at the seminar presided over by Khairul Amin. The main article was presented by the Professor of the Department of CSE, University of Dhaka. Md. Mamun Aur Rashid. Among others present on the occasion were Mustafiz Shafi, Editor, Daily Samakal, Mollah Nazrul Islam, Additional DIG, Bangladesh Police, Tareq M Barkatullah, Director, Digital Security Agency, and Arfe Elahi, Chief Technology Officer, ATUI.
The state minister said, “We also have the capacity and capacity to register vaccines of 4.5 crore people, provide 2.5 crore vaccines, set up the 7th largest data center in the world during the Corona period.”
But the failure of our cyber security can fade all this in the digital revolution. Referring to the smuggling of 81 81 billion from Bangladesh Bank in 2016, he said that no country needs a physical attack at this time. Cyber attacks can make a country ineffective. He referred to the 2007 cyberattacks in Estonia, the UK, and Iran and said that we need to be properly prepared.
The state minister said BGD e-Govt has identified 4550 cyber-attacks by CIRT out of which more than 278 were related to our government agencies. Apart from government offices, CIRT is also looking into the issue of cyber security of our financial institutions and non-government organizations. “Our position in the Global Cyber Index is 41st out of 160 countries,” he said.
National Cyber Security Capacity Model, Digital Literacy Center, Cyber Literate Society, and Cyber Eco-System Initiatives have been taken to create awareness.
However, he emphasized the need to create awareness at the individual level in order to survive in cybercrime, noting that there is no alternative to cyber security if we want to enjoy the maximum benefits of advancing information technology in our society and workplace as well as individuals.