Friday, May 25, 2012

Cyber Forensics: A Much Needed Skill

Cyber forensics has been long ignored in India for long. Now Indian government has shown some indications that cyber forensics would be considered to be a part of Indian law enforcement requirements.

Cyber forensics is also required to strengthen the cyber security capabilities of India. In fact, a cyber security policy of India is already in pipeline. However, the missing links of cyber security in India and cyber forensics in India are still glaring at the face of governmental claims.

Cyber forensics in India is not in a good shape. In fact, cyber forensics and Indian approach in this regard is not conducive for the long term growth and development of cyber forensics in India.

According to Praveen Dalal, managing partner of ICT law firm Perry4Law and leading techno legal specialist of Asia, Cyber Forensics has not found favour with the Executive, Judiciary, Legislature and the Administrative Branches of India. We have no dedicated Cyber Forensics Laws in India.

Clearly, cyber forensics in India needs rejuvenation and it is for the Indian government to take immediate steps in this regard.