Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday stressed the need for making people aware of cyber crimes.
“Cyber crime is a big problem, there is no end to it; many things related to social problems such as terrorism and militancy flourish here and various other issues take place. Keeping that in mind, (cyber) security is very important,” she said.
The Prime Minister was speaking at the meeting of the National Digital Security Council held at her official residence Ganabhaban.
She said that there is a need to make people aware of how cyber-crime is harmful for a society--from personal life to family life—as well as for a country.
Mentioning that information technology has brought the world closer, she said “It has both good and bad sides.”
She said those who ensure security of the country need to know more about the issue.
She also stressed the need for finding out the best possible ways to ensure the country’s security digitally.
"This meeting is very important for us as the world is going through a very critical time and its impact also falls on Bangladesh. Give well-thought-out opinions so that we can ensure the security of the countrymen and can continue the country’s progress and prosperity to march the country more forward, " she said.
The Prime Minister said security officials will have to find out what Bangladesh can do to ensure its security and utilise the experience of others in doing so.
Members of the National Digital Security Council were present at the meeting.