Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) has signed mutual agreements with 3 of its counterparts, Malaysia, Singapore & Japan.
Post this agreement, the security teams of these countries will work in cooperation with the indian team to share the cyber security related issues and the cooperation will help in quicker detection, resolution and prevention of all such issues related to cyber security.
The news of the agreement signing has just become public, however, it seems that the agreements were signed much before.
The agreement with the Malaysian agencies was signed on November 23rd, when Indian Prime Minister visited Malaysia with a delegation. Following which, the agreement with Singapore was signed on November 24th and with Japan, the agreement was signed on December 7th by diplomatic teams and the actual agreement took place on December 22nd, 2015.
Cyber Security has been a booming market since a while and many countries are looking to cash on the opportunity. There were reports earlier that an Israel based agency was trying to get in touch with India’s biggest corporates including Tata and Reliance groups and educational institutions like IIMs and IITs to explore any possible opportunities to collaborate.
Even at his speech while unveiling the Startup policy in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the importance of focusing on Cyber Security and vouched for Startups working in this sector.