US inks agreement on Cyber Security Cooperation with Israel


ANI | Updated: August 26, 2022 06:54 IST

Washington [US]August 26 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States and Israel signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of cyber security, the US Treasury Department said on Thursday.
“The US Department of the Treasury and the Ministry of Finance of the State of Israel (MOF) announced the finalization of a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (‘MoU’) on cooperation in the field of cyber security,” according to a press release.

“The MoU builds on US Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyem’s visit to Israel in November 2021, which established a bilateral partnership to protect critical infrastructure in the financial sector and recognized the importance of deepening cooperation on cybersecurity to protect the integrity of the international financial system. .”
The Ministry of Finance said that during his visit to Israel last year, Adeyemo launched a bilateral Cyber ​​​​Task Force with Israel aimed at combating the global threat of ransomware.
Under the agreement, the two countries will enhance cooperation in the exchange of information related to the financial sector, including cybersecurity information on incidents and threats, training of personnel in the field of cybersecurity, and capacity-building activities such as conducting cross-border cybersecurity exercises. (ANI/Sputnik)

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