Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cyber Forensics Training Courses In India

Cyber forensics has become an important career option. However, cyber forensics is not easy to learn and even tougher to apply. The real cause for lack of trained cyber forensics professionals is the fact that cyber forensics educational and training institutions have been opened in very corner of the world. However, a majority of them are just providing diplomas and degree without any practical training.

The first thing a cyber forensics aspirant must keep in mind is the fact that cyber forensics is all practical and almost not at all theoretical. Although theory is of paramount importance to understand the academic concepts yet mere theory is of no use till it is actually implemented.

Further, any good cyber forensics training must essentially be techno legal in nature. The job of any training course must be to develop skill of the aspirants and not to fill their minds with academic concepts.

Fortunately, Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) is one such premier institution that provides practical cyber forensics training in India and worldwide. It provides cyber forensics training in an online environment. It also provides techno legal trainings in other fields like cyber law, cyber security, online dispute resolution, e-courts, etc.

These training courses have been specially made for lawyers, judges, police officers, corporate executives, law graduates, dispute resolution professionals, cyber security professionals, etc. So grab a seat before they are gone.

Cyber Crimes Are Increasing In India

Cyber crimes in India are increasing at an alarming rate and Indian government and department of information technology (DIT), India are doing nothing in this regard. In fact, the DIT proposed very weak, ineffective and counter productive amendments to the already weak cyber law of India in the past.

The information technology amendment act 2008 (IT Act 2008) amended the information technology act 2000 (IT Act 2000) and made it a base for committing various cyber crimes openly.

According to Praveen Dalal, the leading techno legal experts of India, India has been experiencing an increase in cyber crimes like hacking, spamming, phishing, etc due to many factors. The first and foremost factor among them is the lack of an effective and stringent cyber crime law in India.

The cyber law in India is not effective instead it is counterproductive. India is the only country in the world that has the provision of bail in cyber crime cases. It means even if a person commits cyber crimes like phishing, hacking or any similar cyber crime or contravention and is somehow caught by the Police force, he would be released on bail as a matter of right. This provision of cyber crime has made India a safe place for cyber criminals, warn Dalal.

Besides, there is a lack of adequate cyber forensics and cyber security capabilities in India that helps in the growth of cyber crimes. Irrespective what the government of India and DIT say, the position is really worrisome.

Time has come for the Indian government to amend the IT Act 2000 so that cyber criminals can not only be caught by the police but also get severe punishment.