Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and Bangladesh for cyber security cooperation

Background

CERT-In is a national nodal agency under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, with the objective of securing Indian cyber space. CERT-In is collaborating with overseas Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) for incident response and resolution.

Need for Security agreement

  • The agreement comes in the backdrop of Governments, business and consumers are increasingly faced with a variety of cyber threats.
  • In order to further improve cyber security readiness and raise awareness around the importance of keeping systems secure and security practices and procedures current and recognizing the importance of cooperation by the two organizations in the area of cyber security.

MoU between India and Bangladesh

The MoU intends to promote cooperation between CERT-In and BGD e-Gov CIRT and includes

  1. Exchange of information on Cyber attacks and cyber security incidents.
  2. Cyber security technology cooperation.
  3. Exchange cyber security policies and best practices and Human Resource Development in this field in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations of each country and on the basis of equality.
  4. Reciprocity and mutual benefits.

The MoU between CERT-In and BGD e-Gov CIRT would be implemented through a duly set up Joint Committee on Cyber Security.


Source : Pib

GS III : Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security.

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