9th Cybercrime Awareness Workshop for Law Enforcement Agencies

The issue of cybercrime is emerging as a big challenge for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) around the world, and India is no exception. With its growing economy, massive IT industry, increasing roll out of e-Governance and online applications and burgeoning the tech-savvy generation of citizens – all are attractive prospects for cyber criminals to target India and its population.

Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) has led the fight against cybercrimes through the IT Act, 2000 and it’s Amendment in 2008, to cover a variety of cybercrimes. It has also pioneered the development of cyber forensics package through its R&D program. Through its many programs, DeitY has helped train police officers at various levels with training and forensic facilities at CBI, NPA, and some state police centers.

Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has trained police officers in its cyber labs in different cities for the past six years. DSCI has also developed and published a ‘Cyber Crime Investigation Manual’ to help guide police officers in using cyber forensic tools and standard operating procedures for cybercrime investigations. Today, more than 43,000 personnel from LEAs, prosecution departments, Judiciary and others have been trained in cybercrime investigations and cyber forensics.

Cybercrime Awareness Workshops for LEAs arise from the need to supplement training programs for Police Officers, Public Prosecutors, Judiciary, and Adjudicating Officers and building their capability in combating cybercrimes in states where cyber labs are not operational. In 2012, DeitY awarded a project to DSCI for conducting Cybercrime Awareness Workshops in the state of Gujarat and Chandigarh Administration (States of Punjab and Haryana jurisdiction). Further extended by DeitY to one year, DSCI conducted a series of two-day workshops in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar, which included panel discussions and exhibition of cyber forensics products and solutions by cyber forensics product companies.

This cybercrime awareness workshop is exclusively for officials from Law enforcement only.

For further details about the workshop, please contact:

  • Mr. Nikhil Chachra at nikhil{at}dsci{dot}in
  • Mr. K. Venkatesh Murthy at venkatesh{dot}murthy{at}dsci{dot}in
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