Laws, legal system in place to combat increasing cyber crimes, says SP

February 12, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:34 am IST - COIMBATORE:

The law and legal system have evolved enough and are in place to face the emerging challenges in the cyber space. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Coimbatore District M. Sudhakar said this at the inaugural of the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) – Coimbatore Chapter, on Wednesday.

He said that there were provisions in the Information Technology Act that attracted life imprisonment for cyber terrorism.

He appealed to the organisers to provide technical expertise in training police personnel to understand the cyber laws better and in technical intrigues that would help solve cyber crimes better.

Forensic labs

K. Mahesh, of DSCI Chennai, said that the organisation has seven forensic labs in India, of which the only one in Tamil Nadu is in Chennai. He said that these labs are closely working with enforcement agencies in capacity building and in enforcement.

“We are trying to establish more such labs under a public-private partnership mode,” he added.

Former Deputy Director of National Informatics Centre K. Subramaniam claimed that there is no security software that is foolproof. He also shared his experiences and few instances where persons from renowned background who fell prey to cyber pranks and the role played by cyber crime experts in cracking those complicated cases.

Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner K. Vijayakarthikeyan expressed the need to develop technologies that would combat mischief mongers in the web and minimise breaches in the cyber space.

Chief Information Security Officer of Tech Mahindra Limited Maria Bellarmine, Anchor of DSCI Coimbatore Balaji Raju and Cyber forensic expert and co-anchor of DSCI Coimbatore S.N. Ravichandran spoke on cyber security and issues of concern.

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