British Telecom (BT), a providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries, and Indian Computer Emergency

Response Team (CERT-In), an organization established under the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance the overall security of the computing environment in the country.

The MOU was signed by Sudhir Narang, BT India Managing Director, and Director, CERT-In, Dr. Gulshan Rai.

Commenting on the significance of the MOU with CERT-In, Sudhir Narang, BT India Managing Director said, “BT is committed to help organizations around the world and in India secure their information which is their most critical asset. The MOU is a significant step forward in this direction. Both BT and Cert-In recognize that along with the benefits of increased computer connectivity, there are a host of new risks with computer hackers exploiting the vulnerabilities in the software and computer system.”

As a part of the MOU, both BT and CERT-In have identified a common goal to work together to address the increasingly complex problems associated with computer security and computer-related crime in India. The scope of the MOU includes technical co-operation and information exchange, knowledge sharing, emergency response and coordination, executive information exchange and training as well as customer education and outreach.

With this MOU, BT will extend expertise in information infrastructure to enable organisations across India to combat security threats such as unauthorised access, event monitoring, log correlation, managed security services, phising and other cyber crimes.

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