CBI, Nasscom to fight cyber crime
Date of Publishing:23/11/2010
New Delhi: CBI is planning to convert 71 CBI courts into e-courts, where the agency has already started providing laptops and cellphones to all its investigators and prosecutors. The move is seen as CBI's bid to raise the standard of investigation in cyber and forensic crimes in the country.
CBI director Ashwini Kumar said, "the agency needs to follow the global best practices while investigating and prosecuting cyber crime." Kumar, who was speaking at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom), said, the MoU would help to share experiences on controlling cyber crime.
The MoU will help collaboration between law enforcement agencies through Cyber and Hi-Tech Crime Investigation and Training (CHCIT) of CBI and the information technology industry through Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and Nasscom.
"With the advent of new technology, investigations are seeing new approaches, solutions and techniques for solving specific and generic problems. The MoU will help law enforcement agencies to fight growing threat of cyber crime," said Kumar. "CHCIT centre will serve as a networking platform for this purpose. Nasscom and DSCI will act as a knowledge partner for CBI in cyber security areas," the CBI director added.
Som Mittal, president of Nasscom, said, "The MoU with CBI will let Nasscom play the role of 'facilitator'. It will ensure active involvement in bringing the latest technological developments from across the globe and the industry to CBI." TNN
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