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Bangladesh has to work more for cyber security: Tarana

DHAKA, March 8, 2017 (BSS) - State minister for posts and telecommunication Tarana Halim today said a good number of internet users, especially women, are facing harassment by different types of cyber crimes.

"We moved forward speedily towards building a 'digital Bangladesh', but could not advance at the same pace to ensure cyber security. So, we have to work in this field more," she said while speaking at the closing session of a two-day international workshop in a city hotel.

Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO) organized the workshop titled "Digital Bangladesh: Focusing on Cybercrime, Safe Internet and Broadband" with the cooperation of Posts and Telecommunications Division and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

In the two-day workshop, nine sessions were held where facebook India and South Asia public policy director Ankhi Das, INTERPOL national review manager Steve Honiss, ITU senior adviser Sameer Sharma, GSMA public policy director Dominique lazanski, UNODC global cyber crime prevention activities chief Neil J Walsh and CTO secretariat legal adviser Shadrach Hauna spoke on the issues.

High officials of law enforcing and security agencies, representatives of mobile phone operators and officials of posts and telecommunications division and BTRC also joined the workshop.

In the workshop, internet safety, role of regulator in preventing cyber crimes and best practices, trial and investigation of cyber crimes: local and international perspective, Over-the-Top (OTT) service and barriers, role of mobile phone operators and internet service providers in thwarting cyber crimes were discussed.

In addition, a special session on "Safe Surfing for Children" was organized with the participation of hundreds of students of different schools and colleges.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)