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Delhi Police get cyber training

In a determined effort to educate defence personnel on cybercrime, the Delhi police force and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University have jointly organized a series of training workshops.

Tow sessions were held in April and May last year, with another conducted in June this year. The next training course was expected to commence on 27 July.

During the first four weeks of the six week course, participants learn about computer hardware, software and networks. The training instructs them on how to dismantle and assemble computers, how to operate software programmes such as MS-DOS, Windows, Linux and Microsoft Office, and how to use communication net-works, TCP / IP protocol suites, net-work protocol, wireless networks and network security applications.

The final tow weeks of training con- cent rate exclusively on cybercrime and its detection. Topics covered include digital fraud, incident response systems, computer forensics fundamentals, cyberlaw, e-mail crime, credit card fraud, cyber forensic tools, e-mail tracing, forensic data computing and Nigerian frauds. Around 100 inspectors are trained in each session.

Faculty members of the Indraprastha University, external experts from the Delhi police force, cyber law expert Karnika Seth, a partner with Delhi based law firm Seth Associates, and cyber forensic experts from Ernst & Young have all been involved in developing and delivering the programme.

“Cybercrime is on the rise and not many police officers have any knowledge of computers and are [therefore] unable to investigate crimes committed through the use of computers, or where computers are a target of the crime,” Seth told India Business Law Journal.

“Knowledge of cyberlaw is therefore becoming indispensable for delivering justice in the information technology age.”