Infosys Foundation Signs MoU with DSCI and CID of Karnataka Police to Build CCITR

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 03-10-2018 18:00:00 IST

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, today 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.

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 Foundation will support setup cost and associated facility management and operational costs, including maintenance of equipment and their fittings and Upgradation of the existing cyber lab for a period of five years.

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.

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.

About Infosys:

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. It enables clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises. It also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight.

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