1. India, UK cybersecurity watchdogs sign pact for cooperation

India, UK cybersecurity watchdogs sign pact for cooperation

State-run cybersecurity bodies of India and the UK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for close cooperation on counter cyberattacks these countries face.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 31, 2016 3:44 PM
Earlier CERT-In signed MoUs with counterpart/similar organisations in about seven countries - Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Uzbekistan. Ministry of External Affairs has also signed MoU with Cyber Security as one of the areas of cooperation with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.  (Reuters) Earlier CERT-In signed MoUs with counterpart/similar organisations in about seven countries – Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Uzbekistan. Ministry of External Affairs has also signed MoU with Cyber Security as one of the areas of cooperation with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. (Reuters)

State-run cybersecurity bodies of India and the UK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for close cooperation on counter cyberattacks these countries face.

“The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the MoU signed on May 20, 2016, between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and Ministry of Cabinet Office, UK, as represented by CERT-UK, a unit of the Cabinet Office on Cyber Security,” an official statement today said.

The MoU intends to promote closer cooperation between India and the UK for exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of security-related incidents, it added.

“With this MoU, participating countries can exchange technical information on Cyber attacks, response to cyber security incidents and find solutions to counter the cyber attacks. This MoU helps to strengthen cyber space of both countries, capacity building and improving relationship between them,” the statement said.

Earlier CERT-In signed MoUs with counterpart/similar organisations in about seven countries – Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Uzbekistan. Ministry of External Affairs has also signed MoU with Cyber Security as one of the areas of cooperation with Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

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