CERT-In has signed agreement for cyber security with 3 nations [ Current Affairs ]

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With its complements With Malaysia, Singapore and Japan, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has signed cybersecurity agreement. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi at union cabinet has explained the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) signed between CERT-In and 3 nations.

Key facts:

  • In order to promote closer cooperation for exchange of knowledge and experience this MoU is signed and it is based on cybersecurity and shall.
  • And each participant country will share knowledge and experience in resolution, detection and for prevention of security related things with India and the respective country.

Malaysia:

  • In November 2015 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Malaysia, MoU was signed between CERT-In and its Malaysian counterpart has signed in Kuala Lumpur.

Singapore:

  • In November 2015 during Prime Minister’s visit to Singapore, MoU was signed between CERT-In and Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT), Cyber Security Agency (CSA).

Japan:

  • In December 2015 through diplomatic exchange, MoU was signed between CERT-In and Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC).

About Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)

  • CERT-In is nodal department which is work under the guidance of Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for cyber security threats like hacking and phishing in India.

Headquarters: New Delhi.

Objective:

  • The main objective behind this CERT-In is to protect Indian cyberspace and software infrastructure against destructive and hacking activities.
  • And to support security-related defence of the Indian Internet domain.
  • Reporting of cyber security incidents.
  • Observe issue guidelines, vulnerability notes, advisories, and whitepapers regarding to information security practices, prevention, procedures and response.

- Published on: January 28, 2016