U.S., India to cooperate on tech security

Thursday, 14 October 2004, 12:25 AM EST

India and the United States agreed Wednesday to develop new ways of securing data and to expand cooperation to protect networks from destructive viruses and computer hackers.

The two countries reached the agreement at the end of a two-day conference Wednesday of the main information technology industry organizations of India and the United States.

"The United States is willing to begin cooperation with appropriate government entities, including in India," said Michele Markoff, the senior coordinator for international critical infrastructure protection in the U.S. State Department.

At Silicon Walley.

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