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Instruction to prepare and implement criteria related to digital system

6th November 2019
"The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has directed the Department of Information Technology to prepare and implement criteria related to digital system"

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has directed the Department of Information Technology to prepare criteria in regard with digital system-related equipment and software for the construction and purchase purposes and implement it. The Information Technology Emergency Assistance Group Operation and Management Directive Committee under the Ministry has directed the National Information Technology Center to regularly update the IT technology and data stored in the Government Integrated Data Center into the 'disaster recovery center' by expanding its capacity.

The committee meeting also agreed to send a letter to all government bodies seeking the assignment of one employee as the Contact Officer who will coordinate for the cyber security as per the provision made by the IT Emergency Assistance Group Operation and Management Directive's Clause 10(7)-2075 BS.

According to the press statement issued by the Ministry, the meeting decided to request bodies concerned to set up Cyber Security Simulation and Research Lab in two areas: financial and telecommunications for the time being as per the ' Simulation and Testing' for the cyber security in thematic areas.

Similarly, the Committee has directed the Center to prepare an approach letter along with 'cap analysis' to promote the existing National Cyber Security Monitoring Sector into 'NCRT Operation Center' of the international standard. It has also agreed to direct the National Information Technology Emergency Assistance Group to identify sectors for the formation of IT Emergency Assistance Group and present a list about it in the next meeting. More, the meeting has decided to obtain membership of 'Asia Pacific CERT' and other regional and international organizations so as to increase its access to international level.

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