The COVID-19 pandemic has not only impacted the routine life but it also made the virtual world vulnerable to cyber threats as there was a rapid increase in digitization during the last 5 months of global lockdown. In order to deal with this situation, on July 16, 2020, India and Israel have signed an agreement to further expand their collaboration in dealing with cyber threats. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a unit of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, and Israel’s National Cyber Directorate (INCD).
- It was signed by the Director-General (DG) of INCD, Yigal Unna, and India’s Ambassador to Israel, Sanjeev Singla.
-This MoU will cater to the quick of building protected services and systems.
-It also deepens the operational cooperation and mutual commitment between the two sides and will expand the scope of exchange of information on cyber threats.
– It is to be noted that Cyber security was identified as an important area of cooperation during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in July 2017 and an agreement was signed between the two sides during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India in January, 2018.
About Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In):
Headquarter– New Delhi
Director-General (DG)– Dr. Sanjay Bahl
Currency– Israeli Shekel
President– Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin