Development of Information Security Policies, standards, and National Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) implementation

Details of the organization
Bangladesh Computer Council
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Development of Information Security Policies, standards, and National Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) implementation
BGD e-GOV CIRT mission is to support government efforts to develop and amplify ICT programs by establishing incident management capabilities within Bangladesh, which will make these programs more efficient and reliable. MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE BGD E-GOV CIRT ARE: o Manage cyber security in Bangladesh government’s e-Government network and related infrastructure; o Serve as a catalyst in organizing national cybersecurity resilience initiatives (education, workforce competence, regulation, cyber exercises) among various stakeholders; o Make efforts to establish national cyber security incident management capabilities in Bangladesh. TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL, BGD E-GOV CIRT DURING THE FIRST STAGE OF ITS DEVELOPMENT WILL: o Monitor the network for the events that affect security of the government network; o Carry out investigations and containment measures for cyber security events in order to minimize data loss or service disruption in the government network and e-services; o Help to solve security related issues in National Data Center (NDC) including provision of obligatory instructions for BCC personnel to secure NDC information resources; o Carry out preventive measures in order to minimize disruptions of secure operations of the government network and e-services; o Participate in international and national cyber security initiatives; o Promote and strengthen cyber security environment by developing, collaborating and maintaining relationships with other CIRTs and organizations in the country and abroad; o Support capacity building of the existing manpower of BCC to establish national CIRT.
National implementation: Bangladesh
Completed from 01/07/2015 to 31/07/2017
IDA credit funded project Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project NRD AS and NRD CS

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* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
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  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
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