Bangalore’s Pride – India’s first cyber forensic lab in an Academic Institute


 

NLSIU last year had introduced a news course in cyber laws and cyber forensics.

Buoyed by the tremendous response, it decided to go for an in-house cyber forensic lab. The lab was inaugurated last tuesday and would be immensely beneficial to the students admitted in 2014-15 course in cyber laws and cyber forensics.

This lab has the unique distinction of being the first cyber forensic lab in an academic institute.                 The lab intends to train police personnel and judges in the nuances of cyber crime investigation and cyber security. It will go a long way in helping to tackle the increasing number of cyber crimes in the country.

The cyber lab, which has 30 computers, will also be training prosecutors, lawyers, government officers and bank officers.

Cyber forensic tools have been procured from the Centre for development of Advanced Computing to provide hands-on experience to participants.

Some of the tools installed include Cybercheck Suite, which helps in acquiring, analysing and recovering data. Another tool is the mobile check tool which can be used to acquire details from mobile phones.

The lab has been co-funded by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Union Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

 

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