New Delhi: In a bid to create safe and secure cyberspace in India, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
Kaspersky and CERT-In said they will facilitate the fulfillment of mutual goals in order to mitigate a variety of sophisticated cyber threats.
The partnership would create mechanisms to detect the latest cybersecurity threats that can adversely affect the information assets and privacy of the general users in the country, and devise appropriate security measures to enable such users to secure their systems.
“The pandemic has amply highlighted that we are codependent, interconnected, and vulnerable. Our partnership with Kaspersky will help towards creating a robust, safe, secure, and resilient digital economy in a vibrant digital India,” said Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director-General, CERT-In.
The primary activities entailed via this MOU include sharing of relevant technical information, threat intelligence, and data feed by Kaspersky with CERT-In to enhance information security in India.
Other key points are providing expert support and technical exchange such as cybersecurity incident reporting, incident analysis, and response, cybersecurity audit, and malware analysis and execute training programs within the framework of Kaspersky Global Transparency Initiatives such as Code Review and Assessment Training.
“Considering the complex nature of cyber threats that we are encountering in today’s world, such a strategic partnership between Kaspersky and CERT-In is not only necessary but also inevitable,” said Genie Gan, Head of Public Affairs for the Asia Pacific, Kaspersky.
Both CERT-In and Kaspersky have been striving to enhance the overall security of the computing environment through their commitment to security, privacy protection, reliability, incident response, and integrity.