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India, Mauritius to beef up info' security




India, Mauritius to beef up info' security
India, Mauritius to beef up info' security



http://www.ciol.com/content/search/showarticle1.asp?artid=95702 

March 22, 2007

NEW DELHI: Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a body under the 
Department of Information Technology, India, and the National Computer 
Board of Mauritius today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 
cooperating on Information Security.

According to the MoU both the governments will collaborate on best 
practices in the filed of information security risk profiling and 
emergency security alerts. The two countries will also share information 
related to computer security threats ann counter measures.

Talking to CyberMedia News after signing the MoU, Union Communications 
and IT minister Dayanidhi Maran said that the agreement was important in 
the context of increase in the number of attacks. Both the countries 
will now develop joint proposals to keep themselves update on the 
worldwide trends on various kinds of viruses and malwares.

To implement the scope of cooperation, the two countries will set up an 
India-Mauritius Working Group on Information Security, which will be 
entrusted with setting-up of communication channels for exchange of 
information. The group will also advice in developing an action plan and 
implementing the Mauritius Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-MU), 
on the lines of CERT-In.

The working group will be involved in capacity building for the staff 
who will be involved in the CERT-MU with respect to security incident 
handling and reporting, analysis of threats, vulnerability assessment, 
security advisories and helpdesk support. It will train Chief 
Information Officers (CIOs) of Mauritius in the area of Cyber security. 
Developing skills through exchange programs, training programs and 
seminars in the field of IT security, exchanging of technical experts 
are also part of the MoU.

Etienne Sinatambou, Minister of Information Technology and 
Telecommunications, Mauritius, said that the MoU was the first step in 
bilateral cooperation in ICT sector between the two countries.

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