Quad countries launch 'Quad Cyber Challenge'


Quad countries India, Australia, America and Japan have recently launched Quad Cyber Challenge to strengthen cyber security.

An overview of the news:

  • Its main objective is to strengthen the cyber security system in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • With the help of the 'Quad Cyber Challenge', the four countries will jointly make efforts to improve cyber security.

'Quad Cyber Challenge:'

  • The National Cyber Coordination Office along with the National Security Council Secretariat is coordinating the Quad Cyber Challenge on behalf of India.

  • The Quad countries have invited internet users from the Indo-Pacific and surrounding regions to participate in this cyber challenge.

  • The 'Quad Cyber Challenge' will help in practising safe and responsible cyber habits.

  • With its help, efforts will be made to promote a secure and resilient cyber ecosystem. Along with this, cyber security awareness and action plan will be prepared through 'Quad Cyber Challenge'.

Quad Security Dialog:

  • Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is a group of four countries: America, Japan, Australia and India.

  • The concept of Quad was given by the former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in the year 2007.

  • The group is now seen primarily as a group countering Chinese influence in the region.

  • The 2022 Quad summit was held in Japan and the next one will be held in Australia in 2023.

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