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Indo-US cooperation to tackle cyber crime

India and US have decided to enhance cooperation among the law enforcement agencies to deal with cyber crime.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 20:19 IST

India and US have decided to enhance cooperation among the law enforcement agencies to deal with cyber crime.

At the third plenary session of the Indo-US cyber security forum, which concluded in New Delhi on Tuesday, the Confederation of Indian Industry [CII] in consultation with its US counterpart decided to set up an India Information Sharing and Analysis Centre [ISAC] and an India Anti-Bot Alliance to raise awareness about emerging threats in cyberspace.

CERT-In and the US National Cyber Security Division agreed to share expertise in artifact analysis, network traffic analysis and exchange of information. The R&D working group will concentrate on hard problems of cyber security, cyber forensics and anti-spam research, an official statement said in New Delhi.

It was also decided to organise a series of Indo-US seminars, workshops, and expert level exchanges in the coming months. The US delegation was led by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Michael Coulter while Arvind Gupta, Joint Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat led the Indian delegation.

A wide cross section of officials and industry representatives from both sides attended the meeting.

Inaugurating the plenary, the Deputy National Security Advisor, Vijay K Nambiar referred to the ongoing transformation of Indo-US relationship into a strategic partnership.

Recognising the role played by the Indo-US cyber security forum in the growth of Indo-US relationship, Nambiar emphasised the need for serious attention to sound information security practices in view of rapid growth of IT Enabled Services [ITES] trade between the two countries.

He said the Indo-US cyber security forum was addressing these issues through its Joint Working Groups and would continue to do so.