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The Defence Minister of Vietnam, General Ngo Xuan Lich calls on Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on December 05, 2016.(PIB Photo)

India, Vietnam Sign MoU for Cyber Security Cooperation

The Indian Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Vietnam in the field of Cyber Security that was signed between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and the Cyber Security Department, Ministry of Public Security, Vietnam on 3rd September 2016 at Hanoi.

The MoU intends to promote closer cooperation for exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of cyber security-related incidents between India and Vietnam.

“Implementation of the MoU will result in significant mutual benefits in the cyber security sector, through institutional and capacity-building in the field of cyber security in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,” said a statement.

India and Vietnam, both neighbours to China, have been facing several issues related to hacking of the websites and compromising with the loss of crucial intelligence data for over a decade. A cooperation between the two will entail building a safety network between the two countries which are making headway in terms of information technology.

Earlier, both India and Vietnma had signed an MoU on Cooperation in the field of IT, through institutional and capacity-building in the field of IT and Human Resource Development for a period of five years to be renewed with mutual written consent. A Joint Working Group on IT with representatives from both the countries was also set up.

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