State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak said that Bangladesh is giving utmost importance to the development of ‘Cyber Center for Excellence’ to lead the cyber world. As part of this, digital integration with the UK is being strengthened.
The Minister of State said this during a meeting with the co-founder and chairman of the community interest company Cyber Wales, Colonel John Davies MBE and top officials of the organization at the Newport International Convention Center in the United Kingdom on Friday (September 2).
Cyber Wales Board of Directors Jason Davis, Board of Directors and International Strategic Advisor Fahim Azhar and High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom Muna Tasnim were present in a notification.
Stating that Bangladesh is preparing to lead the world in cyber security, the ICT State Minister said, we will build a Cyber Center for Excellence with our international partners like Cyber Wales. All these initiatives will ensure online security in our country. No country can tackle growing cyber security alone. Effective action must be taken collectively through international communication. He said the ICT Department’s BGD e-Government Cert is working with UK’s Cyber Wales to ensure and implement cyber best practices in Bangladesh.
In the meeting, further development of Cyber Cluster, Cyber Skill Growth Working Group, Cyber Accelerator Initiative and Cyber Incubation Center were discussed in detail with the aim of working with Bangladesh in Cyber Wales in the near future. The discussion brought up various issues to create opportunities for cooperation in all areas of Sabah defense with businessmen, academics and law enforcement.
Also in the meeting, emphasis was placed on the bilateral partnership to take a step forward the virtual agreement executed in the BGD e-Gov Cert of Bangladesh Computer Council with Cyber Wales in the beginning of 2021 (During Corona).
On the other hand, John Davies MBE, the co-founder and chairman of Cyber Wales, expressing his enthusiasm for discussing cyber cooperation with Bangladesh, said, “We have already got the signature of talent among ICT and telecom engineers in Bangladesh. Cyber Wales is proud to play a small role in helping to build cyber capability in such a country. Through this our relationship will be more lasting and deeper. Our university oversees cyber companies in Wales. Cyber Wales is at the heart of the UK’s national cyber programme.
High Commissioner Syeda Muna Tasnim said it is a matter of pleasure that Bangladesh CERT and Cyber Wales have jointly held cyber trade and investment talks to mark 50 years of Bangladesh-UK friendship since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Bangladesh e-Gov Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CERT). moving forward