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NEWS IMPULSE – CABINET APPROVES CYBER SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH JAPAN| 08 OCTOBER

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>Source &ndash; The Hindu</b></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>GS Paper &ndash; 2 and 3</b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<p style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>Context</b> – <span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#222222″>The union cabinet approved signing of an agreement with Japan that is aimed at enhancing cooperation in emerging technologies, protection of critical infrastructure, cyberspace and to mitigate threats to communication networks.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#222222″>Highlights</span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-bottom:26px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:19.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span lang=”EN-GB”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#222222″>The approval to the pact by the cabinet comes in the midst of growing concerns over cyber attacks from China, particularly after India banned over 100 mobile apps with Chinese links.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:26px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:19.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span lang=”EN-GB”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#222222″>It will enhance cooperation in the area of cyberspace and emerging technologies and provide for protection of critical infrastructure and sharing of information on cyber security threats and malicious cyber activities as well as on best practices to counter them.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:26px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:19.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span lang=”EN-GB”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#222222″>The pact will also provide for sharing strategies and best practices to promote the integrity of the supply chain of information and communication technology (ICT) products</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:26px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:19.5pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span lang=”EN-GB”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#222222″>It will also strengthen the security of ICT infrastructure through government-to-government and business-to-business cooperation</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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