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Bangladesh achieves response capability to mitigate cyber-attacks

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

Bangladesh’s cyber-security platform BGD e-GOV CIRT is among the government CIRT of eleven countries which also achieved response capability of CSIRT to mitigate the targeted cyber-attacks, according to drill result published in the OIC-CERT website (https://www.oic-cert.org/en/ link: oic-2017.idsirtii.or.id)

The eleven countries include 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 (LICT) Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) 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 in mitigating the targeted cyber-attacks.

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

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