First National Cyber Drill ends


The first National Cyber Drill 2020 concluded on Sunday. Began on the Digital Bangladesh Day on Saturday, the Bangladesh Government's e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-GOV CIRT) organised the event to build resilience against the growing cyber threats.

The cyber drill is also aimed to create cybersecurity awareness and create new expertise in cyber security. It was learned that the drill was organized in the context of providing various services by CIRT through the strategy to ensure information security of the country in the digital world, incident handling, digital forensics, IT audit, risk assessment, cyber sensor. Director of National Data Centre and project director of BGD e-GOV CIRT Tarique M Barkatullah said, “Use of technology is increasing in almost all sectors where Security risks are also increasing. Millions of users are in the face of cyber-attacked threat. For this reason, to increase cybersecurity, companies are now increasing their investment and are also hiring skilled workers in this regard”. 

“The demand for skilled workers in this sector has increased. But there are no skilled workers as per the demand. To increase the number of skilled workers in this sector, CIRT has taken the initiative of the cyber drill”, he added. 

A total of 234 teams were contested to prove their cyber skills. The teams include cybersecurity personnel from financial and non-financial institutions, regulatory bodies, corporations, law enforcement, universities, and IT organizations. Of the total, SiliconBits became the first with a score of 3717, The Infinity Bytes became second with a score of 3367, and Heimdall became third with a score of 3167 points.