Thursday, March 08, 2007

C-DAC develops Software tools to combat Cyber Crimes [India]

Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics, set up by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) at C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram has developed "CyberCheck Suite Version 3.0" tools for cyber forensics. The indigenously developed software product was released by Shri Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, here today in the presence of Shri P.C. Haldar, Director Intelligence Bureau and senior officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation & Delhi Police besides the officers from DIT.
With this development, self-reliance in the technologies utilized for combating cyber crimes has been achieved. The tools developed by C-DAC have been very exhaustively evaluated by leading Law Enforcement Agencies in India like Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratories, Central Bureau of Investigation, National Police Academy and Intelligence Bureau. They have all certified that the indigenously developed tools of C-DAC are most appropriate for carrying out cyber forensics by all Law Enforcement Agencies in India.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Maran said that combating cyber crimes was very challenging and demanding with new technologies and new modus operandi keep cropping up. Therefore it has become imperative to keep the momentum going, he said. The Government is committed to eradicating cyber crimes and would do utmost to support new initiatives and developments for preventing the crimes. In order to deal with the cyber crime matters, the Minister said that a major training programme is proposed for training the law enforcement agencies, forensic labs and judiciary on the procedures and methodologies of collecting, analyzing and presenting the digital devices.

Source: Press Information Bureau

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