On July 15, 2020, India and Israel signed agreements to expand their collaboration in dealing with cyber threats. The agreement was signed between Director General of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD) and India’s Ambassador to Israel Sanjeev Singla.
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The agreement also involved Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) that operates under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and INCD. The agreement will expand the scope of exchange of information between the countries on cyber threats.
The agreement lays down cooperation in capacity building and mutual exchange of best practices in the field.
Cyber Security was identified as one of the important areas of cooperation by the leaders of India and Israel when PM Modi visited Israel in 2017. The countries also signed cyber security agreements in 2018. Also, Lt General Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator visited Israel in 2019 to attend Cyber Week.
The COVID-19 crisis is changing the work culture all over the world. Industries and Enterprises are minimizing physical presence of their employees. The Work from Home culture is increasing massively. So has the cyber threats lately.
India ranks 11th in the world wide cyber-attacks. In Q4 alone, number of local cyber threats detected in India account to 40 lakhs. Therefore, it is important for India to increase its international cooperation on cyber attacks.
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