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Cabinet approves MoU with US on cyber security

IANS | New Delhi |

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Memorandum of Understanding on the cyber security with the United States, said an official release.

The MoU was signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-ln) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the US Homeland Security Department on cooperation in cyber security.

"The MoU intends to promote closer co-operation and exchange of information pertaining to the cyber security in accordance with relevant laws, rules and regulations and on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit," an official release said.

The US and India also signed an MoU on July 19, 2011, to promote closer cooperation and timely exchange of information between organisations of their respective governments that were responsible for cyber security. 

Since July 19, 2011, regular interactions between CERT-In and US CERT are taking place to share information and discuss cyber security-related issues.