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12:00 AM, September 21, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 21, 2017

Bangladesh achieves response capability to mitigate cyber-attacks

Bangladesh has achieved response capability of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) to mitigate the targeted cyber-attacks through a cyber-drill conducted by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation-Computer Emergency Response Teams (OIC-CERT) on Tuesday.

OIC-CERT is an international platform mainly for member states of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) focusing on cyber security and knowledge sharing. 

Bangladesh's cyber-security platform BGD e-GOV CIRT is among the government CIRT of 11 countries which also achieved the response capability.

The 11 countries are: India, Brunei, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Tunisia.

The BGD e-GOV CIRT was developed by Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project of Bangladesh Computer Council under ICT Division to deal with the cyber security related issues earlier, got membership from the OIC-CERT, an official of the ICT Division said.

The OIC-CERT held its first cyber drill with the theme "Encountering cyber terrorism and human trafficking" for cyber security platforms of the governments of 22 countries to assess the response capabilities of CSIRT from respective OIC-CERT teams.

The OIC-CERT Drill objectives are to measuring the incident response coordination, handling capabilities and readiness in facing the cyber-attacks.

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