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Cyber Security Agreement Pact Unites India-US

Under an agreement signed between the US and India, both the countries will be responsible for maintaining cyber security jointly, owing to the prevalent cyber attacks including terrorists cyber attack, reports siliconindia News on July 19, 2011.

R. Chandrashekhar, Secretary of the India Department of Information Technology, and Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security signed the MoU on July 19, 2011.

The cyber security deal came up as a result of the first bilateral dialogue on homeland security issues between the US and India between Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Indian Minister of Home Affairs P. Chidambaram i n May 2011.

By this security accord, the relevant governments and communities associated with cyber security of both the countries will integrate with their counterparts upon several technical and operational issues related to cyber security.

The US Embassy claimed that the agreement will facilitate both the countries at maintaining better security and fight against terrorism, one of the pillars of the US-India Strategic Dialogue unveiled on July 20, 2009.

The two countries are now more affirmative towards countering the hostility of cyber crime and any hacking events more diligently.

According to the cyber accord, the two countries will be enabled towards sharing their proficiency in artifact analysis including network traffic analysis, exchange of information, and studying traces of virus and worm.

Commenting on the issue related to cyber crime, security experts held the view that majority of cyber crime seems to appear from Pakistani and Chinese hackers peeking into the sensitive business, security and strategy records of India.

A report published by the US-based Defense Systems magazine revealed that 25 Million new strains of malware were created in 2009, which is equivalent to a new strain of malware every 0.79 seconds. The report indicates disastrous implication for cyber world in future.

As per the security experts, this deal would be more and more beneficial to overcome malware, worm and virus attacks. However, security experts anticipate the deal to turn out to be more beneficial for surmounting malware, worm and virus attacks.

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