Infosys Foundation To Build Center For Handling Cybercrime Investigation
Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Karnataka Police and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) towards setting up the Centre for Cybercrime Investigation Training & Research (CCITR) in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a premier industry body on data protection in India, is committed to making the cyberspace safe, secure and trusted by establishing best practices in cyber security and privacy. DSCI has proposed to start the Centre in collaboration with the CID of Karnataka Police.
As part of this MoU, the Infosys Foundation will support the establishment of the Centre that will house the CCITR through a public-private-partnership model, anchored by the Karnataka Police Department.
The CCITR aims to train police, prosecution, judiciary and other departments in handling technology investigations and create standard operating procedures (SOPs) in cybercrime investigations. The centre will also be used to perform research in digital forensics and cybercrime investigation that will improve the prosecution of cybercrime cases investigated by the Karnataka Police.
As part of this MoU, the Foundation will support:
1) The setup cost and associated facility management and operational costs, including maintenance of equipment and their fittings.
2) The capital investment for hardware, software and working capital requirements for conducting training programs, conferences and digital forensic analysis.
3) Technological infrastructure by providing specialized tools and incurring relevant licensing costs.
4) Upgradation of the existing cyber lab for a period of five years.