Published:  01:44 AM, 11 October 2018

Cyber security agreement signed with Microsoft

For ensuring cyber security in the country the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology of Bangladesh on Government Security Program (GSP) on Wednesday signed an agreement with Microsoft.

As part of the agreement, Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) will provide Bangladesh Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (CTIP) data to the National Data Centre and CIRT team of the ministry.

Combating malware risks, botnet takedowns and digital crimes and protect vulnerable populations by leveraging innovative technologies such as big data and AI, forensics, law and partnerships are key focus areas of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) based in Seattle, USA.

The agreement was signed on Wednesday at the ICT Ministry in presence of Mustafa Jabbar, Minister for Posts, Telecommuni-cations and Information Technology, Sook Hoon Cheah, President, Microsoft South East Asia New Markets (SEANM), and Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director for Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos, said a press release.

Tarique M Barkatullah, Director, National Data Centre, Bangladesh Computer Council, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology signed the GSP agreement on behalf of Bangladesh Government.

DCU is an international team of attorneys, investigators, data scientists, engineers, analysts and business professionals focused on protecting people, organizations and Microsoft cloud against cybercriminals.

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