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Bangladesh, Korea to address cybercrime

  • Published at 02:58 pm August 1st, 2019
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The seminar titled ‘Enhancing Cyber Security for Digital Bangladesh’ was held at the CID headquarters in the capital

To address cyber crimes and to discuss the ways to enhance cyber security for realizing Digital Bangladesh goals, a seminar was held in Dhaka on Thursday. 

The seminar titled ‘Enhancing Cyber Security for Digital Bangladesh’ was held at the CID headquarters in the capital.

Bangladesh police, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Korea National Police, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA) jointly hosted the seminar.

Md. Shafiqul Islam, additional inspector general of CID, Joe Hyun-Gue, country director of KOICA in Bangladesh and Lee Woo Chae, chief inspector of Korea National Police and Ataul Haq, advisor of KAAB  were present, among others.

Topics including policies of cybercrime investigation, responsiveness for conventional crimes and strengthening future cooperation in cybercrime investigation between Bangladesh and Korea were discussed at the seminar.

Lee Woo Chae, chief inspector of Korea National Police, highlighted the urgency to address the need for actionable online cybercrime reporting system, tactical tools for cybercrime intelligence, enhanced cyber security planning, etc. to strengthen practical strategies related to cybercrimes.

The participants observed that new communication system and digital technology have brought massive changes in daily lives in recent times and cybercrime has been one of the fastest growing areas of crime with the rise of internet usage in Bangladesh.

A press release issued by KOICA said, cases such as central and private bank hacking, cyber-financial frauds, cyber money-laundering, etc. are few of the most common cyber related crimes that are accelerating in the country leading to cybercrimes being reported every day.

KOICA in cooperation with Bangladesh police has been supporting both Bangladesh police and CID through its bilateral projects and fellowship programs to develop capacity building plan for cybercrime investigation and create strategic mechanisms.

Joe Hyun-Gue, ensured its continued cooperation to enhance abilities for effective international cooperation in fighting cybercrime in Bangladesh.

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