Tuesday 24, May 2022
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Bangladesh, India sign MoU for cyber security

News Desk: India and Bangladesh signed two MoUs on mutual cooperation to maintain their cyber sovereignty between BGD e-GOV CIRT and CIRT-In on Tuesday. Another agreement has been signed with the IT and electronics departments of India.

Mohammad Imran, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, signed the agreement in the presence of Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for ICT of Bangladesh, while participating in the ongoing Raisina Dialogue in India. On the other hand, the agreement was signed on behalf of India by the country’s Electronics and Information Technology Secretary K Raja Raman.

According to the agreement, the existing agreement has been extended to create a comprehensive framework for the exchange of information and technology services between the two countries in the field of seamless cyber security. As a result, in the coming days, the two CIRTs will work together with the best practices in accordance with the policy to develop skills in dealing with cyber risks. The agreement will also include joint surveillance, research and regular security drills to prevent phishing, DIDS attacks and fraud.

The agreement also mentions the formation of a seven-member ‘joint committee’ consisting of 4 members of BGD e-GOV CIRT and 3 members of CIRT India to implement the agreement. Apart from visiting each other’s offices as per the need, the committee will also play a role in raising awareness on the issue through meetings and seminars.

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