Overview & Timeline of Activities

As technologies become ever more sophisticated, so does the modus operandi of criminals, who are increasingly using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to carry out such illegal activities. The issue of cybercrimes has emerged as a big challenge for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) around the world and India is no exception.

Committed to combating cybercrimes and capacity building, DSCI continues to train Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) on cyber forensics to help them in cybercrime investigation, through its Cyber Labs initiative, with sustained support of the industry.

The Cybercrime and Cyber Forensics Training Facilities (“Cyber Labs) are operational in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Madhuban, are located in police premises and engaged in sensitizing the Law Enforcement Agencies on cybercrime investigations and handling of digital evidence. These are done through standard course curriculum and resource materials developed by DSCI with the active involvement of subject matter experts from law enforcement, prosecution, judiciary and IT industry. These labs provide a platform where various stakeholders from the law enforcement, industry and academia come together in creating awareness and developing methods to effectively tackle cybercrimes. Besides training in the cyber forensics, DSCI is also provides technical guidance (advisory) to assist investigation.