Friday, March 09, 2007

Cyber Crime Fighting in India gets New Teeth

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB), two of the top Indian law enforcement agencies have been giving high priority over the years to fighting cyber crime. The spate of increased world wide threats to government servers and systems from hackers and cyber pirates has prompted the government of India to order the development and deployment of CyberCheck Suite Version 3.0. Claimed to be an advanced cyber forensics tool that compares with the best tools on the market, this indigenous piece of software was developed by Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Thiruvananthapuram, that falls under the ministry of communications and IT.


CyberCheck Suite Version 3.0 marks the beginning of developing indigenous forensic softwares comparable to ENCASE, the current leading forensic software in the world and can be used in different Indian languages. This also turns out to be a more cost-effective option as the indigineous software will be available at a fraction of the cost of the imported equivalent software tools. Plans are on to deploy the software at police stations across the country and train personnel.

This should act as a deterrence to cyber criminals out on the prowl over the Net.

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