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India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan ink cyber security pacts

28 January 2016

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and its counterparts in Malaysia, Singapore and Japan have signed three pacts for cooperation in cyber security.

The pacts aim at promoting exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of security related incidents between India and these countries, the ministry of communications and information and technology said today.

The cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today apprised of the memorandums of understanding in this regard, said the ministry in a statement.

An agreement between CERT-In and CyberSecurity, Malaysia was signed on 23 November 2015, in Kuala Lumpur during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Malaysia.

Another pact between CERT-In and Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT), Cyber Security Agency (CSA) was signed on 24 November 2015 in Singapore during Prime Minister's visit to Singapore.

The third pact 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 MoUs between the two parties was completed by 22 December 2015, it added.

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