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Cisco signs MoU on cyber security coop with Govt

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New Delhi, Mar 14: Cisco Systems and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) today (Mar 14, 2006) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cyber security cooperation in India.

Under the Security Cooperation MoU, both parties will work together to address the increasing internet security threats faced by critical information infrastructure by improving computer security readiness and raising awareness around the importance of keeping systems and cyber infrastructure secure, software up to date and security practices and procedures current.

Announcing the MOU, Cisco Systems, India&SAARC senior VP Sudhir Narang said, ''The advent of globalisation is bringing about an Information Communications Technology (ICT) revolution in the country.''

He further informed, ''Gartner predicts that the Indian ICT spends will surpass 54.8 billion dollars by 2008, and achieve a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of around 19 per cent.

With this growth comes the high level of security threats/attacks that Indian enterprises and consumers are faced with.'' He said the, ''MoU provides Cisco and CERT-In an opportunity to work together to ensure a secure networked computing environment for Indian enterprises and the general consumers.''

Cisco Systems and CERT-In will engage in cooperative activities in the areas of internet security, including, sharing of best practices and issues regarding the handling of software security vulnerabilities in networked information systems and training of the CIOs.

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