Government to ensure cyber security of NBR: Zunaid


State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak said the government is looking into the cyber security issue of the National Board of Revenue (NBR).

Zunaid Ahmed told a seminar on ‘Cyber Security in Digital NBR’ at Rajaswa Bhaban that NBR is one of the 21 important public entities which is in cyber security risks and that the government is considering its cyber security issue with due importance.

At the event, NBR honoured 10 organizations for paying highest amount of VAT (Value Added Tax) during the just concluded Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF). Palak handed over a certificate and prize to each organization.

Zunaid Ahmed said the number of registered taxpayers is over 27 lakh and security of the information of these taxpayers is very important.

“Preparation will have to be taken to face the cyber security threats in the same way the NBR uses it intelligence in realizing tax,” Palak added.

“NBR is playing an important role in building digital Bangladesh. After the cyber attacks in Bangladesh Bank, the government is now attaching top priority to information security issue,” he added.

NBR chairman Md Nojibor Rahman said, “Steps have been taken to build a digital NBR as part of the government’s programme to build a digital Bangladesh.”

He also thanked the ICT Division for cooperating with NBR for strengthening its cyber security system.