Singapore and India will partner to share information on cyber security threats and technologies to keep data safe, it was announced today.

The city state’s Cyber Security Agency (CSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Department of Electronics and Information Technology.

The partnership will create a formal framework for information sharing; collaborate on researching new threats and sharing new technologies; and exchanging talent between the two units.

The agreement will see the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT) working with its Indian counterpart. SingCERT provides technical assitance and coordinates responses to cyber attacks on the public sector.

This partnership follows the establishment of a similar arrangement between India and Malaysia yesterday. Prime Minister Modi is currently on a tour of South East Asia.

Cyber security is a new area of inter-governmental cooperation. Singapore’s CSA is also partnering with France and the United Kingdom to share technology and expertise.