Dhaka, Friday, June 14, 2024: BRAC Bank has recently organized a webinar on “Cyber Security Awareness and Prevention of Harassment” for its coworkers with support from Bangladesh Police.

Amena Begum, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Bangladesh Police, conducted the hour-long virtual session with special focus on protecting corporate professionals especially women from cyber-crime. An expert of cyber-crime, she is also in-charge of Protection and Protocol, Special Branch of Bangladesh Police and the President of Bangladesh Police Women Network (BPWN).  

Khaleda Begum, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Bangladesh Police also facilitated the session held on 16 May 2024. More than 1,000 officials of the bank took part. 

The purpose of the webinar is to disseminate the message of safeguard measures to tackle fraud and harassment at workplace and in personal life in a professional and effective way.

Akhteruddin Mahmood, Head of HR, BRAC Bank, said: “We believe that in today’s world, such awareness is crucial for women to deal with various challenges they face online. This knowledge sharing by cyber experts will assist them to mitigate potential risk, fostering a sense of security and wellness in the digital world.” 

“We have in place a safeguarding policy to protect rights and interests of our coworkers. In this digital era, corporate professionals should understand cyber security affairs and importance of privacy and sanctity of data. It is something that impacts our personal and professional life.” 

The virtual workshop focused on cybersecurity awareness, and common mistakes such as password-sharing, clicking on a hoax, interacting with unknown people, etc. The facilitators also discussed the government support initiatives to help women victims in cyberspace.

This cybersecurity awareness program is a social initiative of the Police Cyber Support for Women (PCSW) by Chattogram Metropolitan Police. It is a Facebook-based platform run by the Police Headquarters of Bangladesh Police. It provides proper guidance and services for all complaints in light of the law. Any woman victim of cybercrime can reach out to PCSW via the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PCSW.PHQ. They can also write to cybersupport.women@police.gov.bd or call the PCSW hotline +8801320000888.