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India and US sign MoU to promote increased collaboration on cyber security

India and the United States have inked an agreement to
promote increased collaboration in cyber security which entails closer
cooperation and the timely exchange of information on cyber security. The
memorandum of understanding on cyber security was signed by R Chandrashekhar,
secretary, India Department of Information Technology, and Jane Holl Lute,
deputy secretary for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

India and the United States have inked an agreement to
promote increased collaboration in cyber security which entails closer
cooperation and the timely exchange of information on cyber security. The
memorandum of understanding on cyber security was signed by R Chandrashekhar,
secretary, India Department of Information Technology, and Jane Holl Lute,
deputy secretary for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

As per the agreement, there will be an exchange of critical
cyber security information and expertise between the two governments through
the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Department of
Information Technology, the Ministry of Communications and Information
Technology, and DHS’ United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

The agreement will allow both the US and Indian Governments
and broader cyber security communities in the two countries to coordinate on a
broad range of technical and operational cyber issues.

“The agreement helps fulfil the joint commitment
of both nations to advancing global security and countering terrorism, one of
the pillars of the US-India Strategic Dialogue launched on July 20, 2009,”
a statement from the US embassy said.

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