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Palak: ICT infrastructure unable to protect NBR from looming cyber threats

  • Published at 11:33 pm February 5th, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:34 pm February 5th, 2017
Palak: ICT infrastructure unable to protect NBR from looming cyber threats
“We need to be aware of the threats as nowadays, cyber attacks are coming up beyond the existing notion of maintaining security,” said Palak while addressing a seminar titled ‘Cyber Security of Digital NBR’ organised by NBR at its headquarters in the city on Sunday. Presenting a key-note paper, Zunaid Ahmed Palak said: “There are twenty one government organisations, including NBR, identified as critically vulnerable to the cyber threats.” However, we are going to develop threat intelligence to provide security under the Digital Security Act 2016. There are also some other initiatives have been taken under the same law, said the junior minister. Palak said: “We can imagine that cyber security landscape has been changed as hackers in the country hacked some of the government sites from out of curiosity to show us how vulnerable we are. So, we need to develop our capacity.” He also suggested that there should be IT security audit at least twice a year to check the vulnerability. Before implementing any new software or hardware system, it should be tested in a separate test environment, he also added.