Device users must also be prepared for digital crime: Minister of Telecom

Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar said the more digital the country gets, the more digital crime will increase.  With an emphasis on dealing with digital crime with digital technology, he said that users of digital devices should also be prepared to deal with digital crime.

Mustafa Jabbar said all this during a youth workshop and discussion on ‘What, Why and How’ organized by BTRC and Cybercrime Foundation today at the BTRC Auditorium in the capital.  The minister stressed the need to follow and enforce parental guidelines to tackle digital crime, as well as to create widespread public awareness and include digital security as a topic at the primary level.

BTRC Chairman Shyam Sundar Sikder chaired the meeting and Kazi Mustafiz, President of the Cybercrime Awareness Foundation, delivered a welcome address.  Daffodil International University, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Professor Dr. took part in the discussion. Tauhid Bhuiyan, Director of the Digital Security Authority (DSA), Tarek Barkatullah, and Additional Police Commissioner of the Bangladesh Police, Nazmul Islam.

Highlighting the various strategies and programs adopted by the government in providing digital security, Mostafa Jabbar said: “We have closed 26,000 porn sites and 6,000 gambling sites. Such sites close every day.’ He said Bangladesh was once in the top ten porn users. That situation has now changed, the name Bangladesh is not even on the list of a hundred countries.

The minister said: ‘we will continue our efforts to add the necessary technology to remove harmful links through social media. In addition, it is possible to achieve the expected progress in the revocation of malicious data by improving the relationship with social media.

The pioneer of digital technology development, Mustafa Jabbar, said every police station should have a digital crime unit. He pointed out that digital crime awareness is very important and said that all the crimes we need to worry about now didn’t exist 20 years ago. Now the scale of this crime has reached the scale of war. That means that digital attacks have become an instrument of war. When a country attacks with weapons, it tries to overthrow it by attacking with digital weapons.  Brigadier General Naseem Parvez, Director General of BTRC’s Systems and Services

The division delivered a keynote speech on cybersecurity at the event. The chairman of BTRC stressed the need to organize training workshops in every educational institution in the country to raise awareness of digital crime among a wide audience.

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