Tuesday, May 24, 2011

US DOD And DHS Would Share Cyber Security Expertise

United States (US) is streamlining its internal and external Cyber Security Initiatives. First US formulated its International Strategy for Cyber Security and then it proposed an enhanced International Cooperation in this regard with emerging economies like India.

In fact, India and US are about to engage in a Homeland Security Dialogue that would be beneficial for both the countries. Issues like Cyber Crimes, Cyber Security, Anti Terrorism Cooperation, etc may be discussed in this dialogue.

However, US is not limiting itself to this level alone. It is strengthening its Internal National Infrastructure and Cyber Security Capabilities. It is even improving the relationships between its own Departments.

For instance, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is sharing Cyber Security Information, Capabilities and Expertise with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Under the plan, DHS would lead the effort to protect Americans, the nation’s Critical Infrastructure and the federal government’s computer networks. The DOD would retain protections over its “dot-mil” domain, but would work in close collaboration DHS and the Departments of Justice and Commerce to better safeguard Cyberspace.

Indian Ministry of Defence and Home Ministry of India must also forge similar coordination and collaborative efforts.

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