Cyber Crime Investigation Manual for India Released by DSCI of NASSCOM

Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a NASSCOM initiative, along with Deloitte, announced the release of its ‘Cyber Crime Investigation Manual’ in the Cyber Crime Conference held in New Delhi. The manual aims to bring a uniform and scientific approach in investigating these crimes and brining them to court of law.

Based on best practices and the latest technologies for fighting Cyber Crime throughout the world, the manual was formally released by Mr. G.K.Pillai, Home Secretary, Government of India.

Any criminal activity that uses a computer either as an instrument, target, or a means for perpetuating further crimes comes within the ambit of cyber crime.

Cyber threats are increasing for all levels of government and commerce. Criminals are engaging in espionage and even carrying out attacks on governments and critical infrastructures. There is increasing threat to online services.

The manual covers a comprehensive list of Cyber Crime topics including procedures for pre-investigation, evidence collection, and handling evidence. It will be a valuable resource in any field investigation, because it provides clear guidance to investigating officers on the procedures to be followed at crime scenes where digital media is present.

With the emergence of the Cloud as the hot application development and deployment platform going forward, organizations are at significant risk. As organizations in India are in the process of developing comprehensive cyber risk management and governance framework, law enforcement agencies are also gearing up to address incidents of cyber crime effectively. [source]

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