Focus on cybersecurity, rather than crackdown on dissent
Bangladeshi policymakers have a lot at stake in enacting data policies.
Here are some tips for senior citizens to stay safe and secure online, safeguard their privacy, and prevent them from becoming a victim of cybercrime.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stresses the need for filtering the harmful digital contents properly, urging the people not to share anything on internet or social media without verification.
Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, will allow users to cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard Hong Kong protesters against monitoring by authorities, according to a person with direct knowledge of the effort.
A recent survey titled “IT security of banks in Bangladesh: threats and preparedness” carried out by the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) paints a rather dismal picture of certain banks and their ability to combat cyber threats.
Bangladesh ranks 73 out of 100 nations in the global cyber security index measured by UK-based National Cyber Security Index (NCSI).
A budding computer scientist pursuing a PhD at the McMaster University, Canada recently wrote a blog post on the increasing human capacity for self-destruction enabled by science. First, it was the atomic bomb created by physicists, then it was the nerve gas created by chemists, and now the neural networks created by cyber nerds that pump enormous power into artificial intelligence bots—bots that can take over our lives, manipulate our behaviour, and pretty much get us to do anything they please.
Hackers tried to steal 55 million roubles ($940,000) from Russian state bank Globex using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the bank said on Thursday, the latest in a string of attempted cyber heists that use fraudulent wire-transfer requests.