Chief Minister of Karnataka H D Kumaraswamy, in presence of Sudha Murthy, chairman of Infosys Foundation, inaugurated the Centre for Cybercrime Investigation Training & Research that has been set up at Criminal Investigation Department, in order to tackle the growing number of cybercrime cases in the city.
The centre is set up as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by CID Karnataka, Infosys Foundation and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) on Oct. 3, 2018, at Vidhana Soudha.
Infosys Foundation has provided funding of Rs 22 crores including capital investment for hardware, software and working capital requirements, associated facility management and operational costs for over a period of five years.
The CCITR aims to build the capacity of police, prosecution, judiciary and other departments in handling technology investigations and create standard operating procedures (SOPs) in cybercrime investigations. The centre will also be involved in research related to legal, technical and procedural aspects of cybercrime investigation. The centre will work towards improving the investigation and prosecution of online crimes in Karnataka
Speaking about this initiative, Sudha Murty, Chairperson of, Infosys Foundation said “Ever- increasing cybercrimes and data breaches have been a concern for the citizens, government and industry in India. Capacity building – including resource mobilization, training and sharing of best practices, are essential for enabling the law enforcement capacities in dealing with technical investigations. The setting -up of Centre for Cybercrime Investigation Training and Research is one very important step in that direction. Infosys Foundation is proud to be associated with CID Karnataka and Data Security Council of India for this project”.