Gates Looks to India for Cyber Cooperation

The Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, has spent the past few days in India and Pakistan working towards increasing cooperation between those two nations and the US. Particularly, when Gates visited India earlier this week, he outlined a number of areas he hopes to develop greater cooperation, including cyber security.

India is viewed by the Obama administration as a possible countering force in Asia to Chinese influence. Following recent revelations that search engine giant Google experienced a cyber attack emanating from China, India also stated that a number of government offices were also attacked by IP addresses traced to China.

US officials hope that increased ties to India, particularly in the field of cyber security, could greatly enhance US security efforts. Both India and the US consider China to be a significant contributor to global cyber attacks. The Chinese have established a number of ‘cyber militias’ which act to conduct nationalist cyber attacks and carry out cyber espionage.

You may also be interested in...

Red Hat’s David Egts: Open-Source Training, ‘Sense of Mission’ Could Help Agencies Address Cyber Skills Gap

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s North American public sector, has said there are several options …

HHS, Industry Aim to Help Health Organizations Mitigate Cyber Threats With New Publication

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a four-volume document that outlines 10 …

Cloud-Based Identity Tools, Mobile Device-Based Authentication Among Cyber Market Trends to Watch in 2019

Some of the trends in the cybersecurity market to watch in 2019 include the availability …