The eighth year of DSCI Cyber Lab got a boost with the up gradation of 3 existing labs and with latest forensics hardware and software equipment’s and setting up a lab in Kolkata with the support of DeitY. As part of program following activities were conducted:
- Conducts 5-day and 3-day training programs as well short courses of 2/1days and awareness program of 1 day for police officers, prosecutors and judiciary classified under Level1, level 2 & level 3 programs. Special training programs for North Eastern Police Academies, Vigilance officers–Southern Railways, PSU Banks& other Govt. departments, Officers from Defence establishment.
- Provided support to Law Enforcement Officers in Technical investigation.
- The standard operating Procedures (SOP) for Cyber crime investigations and standardized training material for Law enforcement in the form of Cyber Crime Investigation Manual that was 20released by the Home Secretary in March, 2011.
- Conducts several Cyber Safe Programs in various cities– Week-long social awareness campaigns on cyber security targeting citizens from students, home users and working professionals through open group discussions, Road shows, Quizzes, conferences, etc.
- DSCI announced the inauguration and release of Cybercrime Training Material Level‐2 on April 7, 2015 at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. Shri G.K. Pillai, Chairman, DSCI and Former Home Secretary, Govt. of India released the publication at the event, ‘Meeting the Cybercrime Challenge through Capacity Building’.
- In the first quarter of 2015, over 1000 LEAs were trained and DSCI supported 85 cases of cybercrime investigation. Special sessions were also held, including, one on ‘Cybercrime Threats to India- Ways to Handle It’ in which100 officers participated. Another Session on “ISO 27037: 2012 Guidelines for Identification, Collection, Acquisition and Preservation of Digital Evidence” at Digital Forensic Congress (DFC); A third Session on Advanced cybercrime & forensics for Crime Branch of India (CBI) officials was also held, in addition to a ‘Cyber Forensics & Cyber Law’ workshop at EXL, Noida.
In 2014-15, over 6000 officers from law enforcement, judiciary and department of public prosecution, among others, were trained under a five-day full time and a one-three day short program. Since their inception, DSCI has trained over 45,000 personnel through these cyber labs. Apart from that regular training program, special trainings for CBI Academy, North Eastern Police Academy, National Police Academy, National Institute of Criminology and Forensics Sciences were also conducted by the DSCI team.
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