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Bangladesh Bank tops Cyber Drill 2021

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh Bank has topped in the National Cyber Drill 2021 on financial institutes’ capacity while mobile financial service bKash ranked second in the national level completion.

A total of 38 organisations from financial sector participated in the day-long cyber drill of Bangladesh Computer Emergency Response Team (BGD-CIRT) held virtually on Saturday.

Cyber drill is aimed at improving the readiness and involvement level in the event of an information and cyber security attacks and testing the familiarity of the participants with, and effectiveness of the relevant 'incident response' processes.

State-run Janata Bank Limited and IDLC Finance jointly placed third position.  Bangladesh Computer Council and Digital Security Agency are partners of the competition.

“Marking the 50th Victory Day and Mujib Year, BGD-CIRT organised the event to ensure cyber security of the country,” read a statement signed by BGD-CIRT project director Tarique M Barkatullah.

BGD e-GOV CIRT is serving as the national response team with responsibilities to receiving, reviewing, and responding to computer security incidents and activities in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh has improved in the recent state of cyber security as the country’s rank rose from 73rd to the 65th place in the international index compiled by the UK-based National Cyber Security Index (NCSI).

The issue of cyber security came to the fore after Bangladesh Bank experienced a cyber heist in February 2016 as a group of hackers breached the security of central bank over Swift network.

The country has installed international standard tire-4 data centre which is the seventh-largest of its kind in the world and the government hosts all national information avoiding foreign platforms amid global concern on data privacy.