Govt initiates programme to develop forensic tools
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 21:36
  
New Delhi: To deal with cyber-related crime, the government has initiated a major programme to develop forensic tools and setting up of infrastructure for probe and training of law enforcement and judicial offices.

Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken told Lok Sabha that available inputs indicate that terrorists were using several means for communication inter-alia, including use of Internet and e-mail.

"The Department of Information Technology has initiated a major programme on cyber forensics specifically focused towards development of cyber forensic tools, setting up of infrastructure for investigation and training of law enforcement and judicial offices in use of cyber forensic tools, to collect and analyse the digital evidence," he said in a written reply.

Further, DIT has set up cyber forensic training laboratories at CBI and Kerala Police for skill upgrading in the area of cyber crime investigations and have also sponsored projects in northeastern states to establish cyber forensic training facilities at the state police organisations.

Besides, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT -In) under DIT has been set up for creating awareness about cyber security. It performs both pro-active and reactive roles, Maken said.

-PTI


First Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 21:36


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