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CBI's first national conference on Cyber Crime Investigation held

The Cyber Crime investigation conference had several panel discussions, lectures and presentations on various topics of law enforcement.

Sep 6, 2019 08:49 IST
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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) organized the first National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics on September 4-5, 2019. The conference was inaugurated by CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla.

The conference had several panel discussions, lectures and presentations on various topics of law enforcement. Cyber Forensics was including Social Media, Mobile/Digital Forensics, online harming including child sexual abuse, establishing standard formats for data exchange between service providers and LEAs and Intermediary liability.

Key Highlights

• The two-day national conference was aiming to create a platform and bring together investigators, forensic experts, academia and lawyers to discuss challenges related to cybercrime and ways to find solutions.
• The conference covered one of the mandates of CBI which is to investigate crimes with inter-state and international ramifications.
• It was also discussed in the conference that cases of cybercrimes are complex and require certain skills and forensic skills for detection that poses challenges to law enforcement officers.
• It was also discussed in the conference that capacity building among the pool of competent investigators, judicial officers, prosecutors and digital forensic analysts is required.
• Officers of various departments like DGPs, ADGPs, and SPs dealing with cybercrime participated in the conference.

What is Cyber Crime?

It is generally known as a criminal activity that involves computer technology and a networked device. Objectives of cybercrime can vary depending on the motive behind it. It has been seen that some cases of cybercrimes are carried out against computers or devices directly to damage or disable them, while others use computers or networks to spread malware, illegal information or other materials. Internet frauds, ransomware attack, stealing financial account or payment information are some other examples of modern-day cybercrime.

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