A cyber lab to train government officials including police in tackling cyber crime has been set up in the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. The lab, located on its campus in Jnanabharati, will be unveiled on Tuesday.
Dr Nagarathna A, senior assistant professor of NLSIU, said the cyber lab is the first of its kind in any legal academic institution in the country. The lab is co-funded by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India.
The Advanced Centre for Cyber Law and Forensics will have 30 computer systems equipped with basic cyber forensic tools procured from C-DAC. Here, judges, police officers, prosecutors, lawyers and IT security experts involved in investigating cyber crimes will undergo training in cyber forensics. The centre will also offer training programmes to banking and other professionals who are looking for knowledge of cyber technology and forensics crucial to detection and investigation of cyber crimes.
Nagarathna, who is the chief investigator of the centre, said the lab will be be inaugurated by Shyamal Ghosh, former secretary to the Govt of India and Dr Gulshan Rai, DG of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team. R Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU, will be present at the event.
“This is the first such lab in an legal academic institution. The centre will be upgraded with more technical and forensics tools in the near future so as to offer a more sophisticated platform for teaching cyber laws and forensics to various stakeholders,” Nagarathna said. The centre has already launched its Post Graduation Diploma course in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics from June 2013. Senior police officers from across the country have reportedly sought admission to the diploma course.