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Infosys Foundation to Build Center for Handling Cybercrime Investigation

Signs MoU with Data Security Council of India and Criminal Investigation Department of Karnataka Police

Bengaluru – October 03, 2018

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, today 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 center 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:

  • The setup cost and associated facility management and operational costs, including maintenance of equipment and their fittings
  • The capital investment for hardware, software and working capital requirements for conducting training programs, conferences and digital forensic analysis
  • Technological infrastructure by providing specialized tools and incurring relevant licensing costs
  • Upgradation of the existing cyber lab for a period of five years

Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, said, "The CCITR is a project for the present and the future; aiming to build state of the art facilities to tackle cyber and forensic crimes in Karnataka. Infosys Foundation is proud to contribute to this project. Once operational, it will be a proud milestone for the CID and the DSCI to curb misuse and unethical use of technology to create distress and uneasiness for fellow beings."

"Cyberspace has turned out to be the world’s largest ungoverned space demolishing all geographical boundaries. Crimes using cyberspace will be the biggest organised crime in the times to come. Law enforcement agencies need to proactively get equipped in terms of hardware, software and expertise to face this challenge. I express my sincere gratitude towards Infosys Foundation and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) for coming forward to help the Karnataka State Police in creating a specialized centre for improving the investigation and prosecution of Cybercrimes. This is an excellent example of public-private partnership," said Mr. Praveen Sood IPS, Director General of Police, CID, Karnataka.

"DSCI continues its commitment to build the capacity of law enforcement in handling cybercrimes through our Cyber Forensics initiative. The Cybercrime investigation manuals developed by DSCI are acting as reference material for the police, prosecution and judiciary in handling cybercrimes. DSCI is pleased to partner with Infosys Foundation in scaling up the capacity building efforts and setting up the Centre for Cybercrime Investigation Training and Research at CID Headquarters which would enhance the investigation capabilities of Karnataka State Police," said Ms. Rama Vedashree, CEO, Data Security Council of India.

 

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Established in 1996, the Infosys Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, rural development, healthcare, arts and culture, and destitute care. Its mission is to work in remote regions of several states in India. The Infosys Foundation takes pride in working with all sections of society, selecting projects with infinite care, and working in areas that are traditionally overlooked by society at large.

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