India and the UK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for close cooperation on counter cyber-attacks faced by these countries.
The MoU is aimed to promote closer cooperation between India and the UK for exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of security-related incidents.
The countries may also exchange information on prevalent cyber-security policies and best practices. Additionally, the agreement helps to strengthen cyber-space of the two countries as well as capacity building and improving relationships.
“The Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of prime minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the MoU signed on 20 May 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 said yesterday.
CERT-In has signed MoUs with counterparts or similar organisations in Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Uzbekistan.