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Bangladesh, Microsoft sign cyber security deal today

  • Published at 01:22 pm June 30th, 2016

The government and Microsoft will sign an agreement on Thursday for ensuring cyber security in the country.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to sign the deal on behalf of the government. Microsoft will assist Bangladesh to keep its cyber space secured from any kind of probable threats and attacks under the agreement. State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said: “The agreement is the outcome of my visit to Microsoft office in Singapore few months back which has actually paved the way of working jointly in the field of cyber space.” “Microsoft will inform us (Posts and Telecommunications Division) about any probable cyber threat as per the agreement and then we will work together to defuse any such threat,” she added. Terming the agreement a great success in the field of cyber security in Bangladesh, the state minister said: “Microsoft has the mechanism in globally to keep strong vigil on probable cyber threat and attack.” Although Microsoft global offices will do the job, she said: “It will also empower Bangladesh office to move ahead in fighting against cyber terrorism. “Not only we would get forecast of any possible threat, but also get the opportunities to develop local human resources in the field of cyber space from the expertise of Microsoft.”