India, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia sign pacts to fight cyber attacks

India, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia sign pacts to fight cyber attacks

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With the growing cases of cyber attacks, three pacts have been signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team along with its counterparts in Malaysia, Singapore and Japan. The pacts have been signed for co-operation in cyber security.
The Ministry of Communications and IT said that the pacts aim to promote exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and the prevention of security related incidents between India and the countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was informed about the Memorandum of Understanding.
The agreement between the CERT-In and the Cyber Security, Malaysia was signed when Narendra Modi was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 23, 2015. An agreement was also signed between CERT-In and Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT), Cyber Security Agency on November 24, 2015 during Modi’s visit to Singapore.
The CERT-In and Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre have signed the third pact on December 7, 2015 through diplomatic exchange. The recently signed pacts will help in resolution as well as prevention of security related incidents between India and other countries involved. Cyber attacks often leak sensitive, personal and business information and disturbs critical operations. Moreover today’s cybercriminals are more technologically sound and lead to highly successful attacks on businesses and governments.

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