DHAKA: Country’s first cyber gym is going to be set up at Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) at a cost of around Tk 12 crore.
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak made the announcement at a seminar styled “Growing Cyber Threats around the World and Preparedness for Bangladesh” held at Multipurpose Hall of the academic complex of MIST on Sunday (August 4)
The seminar is jointly arranged by Armed Forces Division (AFD) and Department of CSE, MIST.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak said as technology grows, the risk will increase. We will go back if we cannot cope with this risk. As part of that preparation, we are going to establish the first cyber gym in the country at MIST. This gym will be created to protect ourselves in cyberspace where everyone will have the opportunity to work together. We will do a gym where cyber-attackers and deterrents work together through simulations. One party will attack, the other will resist.
The cyber gym will be built at a cost of around Tk 12 crore, the state minister added.
Palak also said that Bangladesh is now the world champion in mobile banking. Every day about 1,100 crore transactions are done through mobile banking. But we are at cyber risk in these four stages ---individuals, families, institutions and states. Country’s young generation must lead us in the cyber war.
Dr Syed Munir Khasru, chairman IPAG, Brig Gen Ziaul Ahsan, BPM (BAM), PPM (BAR), Director, NTMC, Engineer Tarique Barkatullah, Director Natioanl Data Center joined the panel discussion.
Air Commodore Md. Afzal Hossain, ndc, psc, Head, Dept of CSE of MIST was the moderator of the seminar which consisted of two Keynote paper Presentations and two Panel Discussions by six renowned speakers.
BDST: 1604 HRS, AUG 4, 2019