The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on 27 January 2016 signed cooperation pacts with its counterparts in Malaysia, Singapore and Japan for cyber security.
The Union Cabinet, presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was apprised of the three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) which were signed in November 2015 and December 2015.
An agreement between CERT-In and CyberSecurity, Malaysia, was signed on 23 November 2015 in Kuala Lumpur during PM Modi's visit to Malaysia.
The MoU with Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT), Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of the Republic of Singapore was signed on 24 November 2015 during the Prime Minister’s visit to Singapore.
The agreement between CERT-In and Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC) was signed on 7 December 2015 through diplomatic exchange. The exchange of the signed MoU between the two parties was completed by 22 December 2015.
Key highlights of the MoUs
• The MoUs are related to cyber security.
• The MoUs will promote closer cooperation for exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of security-related incidents between India and the three countries.
About Indian Computer Emergency Response Team
• Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is the Government organisation under Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
• It is a nodal agency that deals with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing.
• It strengthens security-related defence of the Indian Internet domain.
• In March 2014, CERT had reported a critical flaw in Android Jelly bean's VPN implementation.
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When: 27 January 2016