Tuesday, July 23, 2024

India, UK Hold 6th Cyber Dialogue; Agree to Build Robust Cyberspace with Cooperation – N.F Times

New Delhi: India and the UK conducted the Sixth Cyber Dialogue in New Delhi on Wednesday, where officials from both countries agreed to enhance cooperation between their cyber agencies to ensure a secure and resilient cyberspace.

At the meeting, discussions between Indian and UK officials covered a range of topics, including cyber threat assessment, internet governance, data protection, safeguarding critical infrastructure, capacity building, and collaboration in multilateral forums, as per the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) press release.

The MEA’s press release noted, ” Discussions during the Dialogue included cyber threat assessment, internet governance, data protection, protection of critical infrastructure, capacity building and cooperation in multilateral fora, including the latest developments in the cyber realm at the United Nations.”

“Both sides agreed to deepen cooperation between their respective cyber agencies in order to build a safe and robust cyberspace,” it added.

The Dialogue was co-chaired by Amit A Shukla, Joint Secretary of the Cyber Diplomacy Division, MEA of India, and Kat Jones, Head of Strategy and Engagement, Cyber Policy Department, The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the UK.

The Indian delegation for the meeting comprised officials from the MEA, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Indian Cybercrime Coordination Center (I4C), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), CERT-In, and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC).

The delegation from the UK comprised officials from the National Cyber Security Centre, the Cyber Policy Department of the FCDO, and representatives of the Cyber Policy Team of the British High Commission.

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