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Imperva willing to train cyber-security experts in BD

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Imperva, a global best-in-class cyber-security solutions provider, announced that they would like to help Bangladesh develop local resources by training up a national cyber security team before introducing their globally recognized solutions to the private and public sectors, said a press release.
The announcement came in a workshop 'Protecting Your Critical Data and Application' held on Thursday in Dhaka organized by BCS, BASIS, ISA, NGX, and ETPL.
Putting emphasis on the importance of cyber security, the experts said in the virtual world data and applications are the biggest wealth of any enterprise. Data are the intellectual property and apps are the life force of the business.
We can protect the intellectual property with technologies if we have our own experts to run our tools effectively and efficiently.
While talking to the technical persons from banks and other business houses, Garen Ling, Regional Sales Director of the company said they are covering a shield around their data similar to building a great protective wall around houses to protect those from burglars.
Talking about the diverse nature of data, he said every data-base is special and managed in a unique way, and the solution should be specific according to the Attack Analytics and by applying artificial intelligence to Automat Group, analyzing thousands of web application firewall (WAF) security alerts across different environments to identify the most critical security vulnerability.
According to his further statement, the only purpose of Imperva is to protect critical data from the threats of cybercriminals, who are constantly changing their attack tactics. They make their money through extortion, via DDoS and ransomware, and through theft via data breaches.
Founded in 2002, Imperva have gone through a steady history of growth and success by generating $264 million in 2016, and with over 5,200 customers and more than 500 partners in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Shyam SunderSikder, Secretary of Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology said Bangladesh got a tremendous success in the mobile phone penetration. Most of the mobile phone connections are going to have internet that means we have to protect them from any kind of cyber threat. So we are ready to work with international body to develop our security experts as well as building our national cyber security frameworks.
Ali Ashfak, Chairperson of Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (AFACT) said we have passed a chunk of time, learned from cyber heist at Bangladesh Bank, which must not be repeated. At present we are seriously in the field to protect private and public businesses.
Engr. SubrataSarker, President of Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) noted that for a long time our IT business community is demanding government's fund and supports for building a pool of cyber security talents and introducing world class cyber-security tools to the country. He also said BCS wants to work with IMPERVA and any national or international company for building a cyber-threat-free Digital Bangladesh.
Professor Dr. Munaz Ahmed Noor, the newly appointed VC of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Digital University said one of the first priorities of his university will be paying attention to the internet security, training and researches. Regarding building a cyber security generation he asked for help and ideas from IT experts.
TapanKanti Sarkar, President of the CTO forum, moderated the event and helped the audiences understand the technical matters of cyber-security and ongoing transactional problems in the banks regarding security.
Quazi M. Murshed, Chief Marketing Officer of Eastern Technology Ptv. Ltd. welcomed the guests and flashed back to the mid 60s when the world stood in the turning point and Bangladesh joined the race of having computing technology.

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