Friday, November 25, 2011

Police In India Is Not Comfortable With Cyber Crimes

Cyber crimes in India are increasing at a rapid rate. However, the cyber law of India is not strong enough to deter these cyber crimes and common man has to suffer the results of this weak cyber law of India.

Further, the law enforcement agencies of India are not well trained to deal with cyber crimes. If a person whishes to lodge a first information report (FIR) with the police for a cyber crime, he is discouraged by police in every possible manner.

If you seek an explanation from the police officers for this behaviour they would candidly tell you that they lack the necessary expertise to deal with cyber crimes. If police force is not at all aware of cyber law there is no chance that it can solve many sophisticated cyber crimes.

Cyber crimes investigation in India is not satisfactory at all. Police forces lack cyber crimes investigation capabilities in India. Cyber skills development in India for police forces is need of the hour. Even the cyber crimes cells of India are not effective in successfully investigating and solving various cyber crimes.

The position has become so worst that now complainants of cyber crimes have to knock at the doors of high courts to get proper relief. Recently a Criminal Miscellaneous Writ Petition has been filed in Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court for transferring a cyber criminal cases against Facebook to Special Task Force (STF) or some other specialised agency of UP Police.

The petitioner a social activist Nutan Thakur approached the court after the local police failed to take any action in FIRs filed by her against Facebook over alleged use of criminally abusive language. The local police reported that they have no expertise in computers so they cannot proceed ahead.

Blaming the police force of India for this lack of expertise is not good. It is the duty of Indian government to suitably train the police force of India. Modernisation of police force of India is urgently required. Police force must be provided cyber crimes investigation courses and trainings in India.

Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) is providing techno legal cyber law trainings for police agencies and various stakeholders. PTLB e-learning virtual campus manages various techno legal courses for stakeholders from around the world. Indian police force must get suitable trainings in the field like cyber law and cyber forensics from institutions like PTLB.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Skills Development In India Is Required

India has one of the largest educated workforces of the world. However, a majority of these educated students are not suitable for employment purposes. This is because employment requires skills and practical trainings that our academic educational system does not provide.

Indian government is aware of this limitation of Indian educational system and is working in the direction of skills development, practical trainings and vocational education. Even suitable legal framework to streamline educational sector in India is in pipeline.

Skills development in India is an area that requires top priority of Indian government. Further, technical education skill development in India also needs to be taken care of. Virtual campuses can be a big help in streamlining professional, vocational and skills development in India.

Even the legal education in India needs great reforms. PhDs in India are dying and higher legal education in India needs urgent reforms. In particular, continuing professional legal education in India needs to be developed. Further, public legal awareness training in India also needs to be strengthened.

India is providing many Information Technology related services. However, other countries, especially China, have now started giving competition to India. A cyber skilled workforce of India needs to be developed. Even cyber law skills developments in India are required to meet growing cyber crimes.

The cyber crime investigation capabilities in India need to be upgraded as cyber crimes are far exceeding the cyber capabilities of law enforcement agencies of India. Cyber crime investigation training in India as well as cyber fraud detection training in India is needed to tackle cyber crimes, white color crimes and organised crimes.

To solve these high tech and organised crimes, we also need to develop cyber forensics capabilities in India. Cyber forensics training in India can help in detection and prosecution of these crimes. Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) is managing the exclusive techno legal online cyber forensics training centre of India that is developing cyber forensics skills of various stakeholders.

Since India is facing growing cyber attacks, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, etc, we also need to ensure cyber security skills development in India. Ethical hacking training and courses in India can be really helpful.

PTLB skills development initiative is providing techno legal trainings in the fields like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, offensive and defensive cyber capabilities, etc. Interested individuals, organisations and stakeholders can enroll for these courses to develop their skills.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ethical Hacking Skills Development In India

Skills development in India is an area that requires top priority. Even among various skills, cyber skills development in India requires a special treatment. Skills development in India for technical education is missing as Indian educational institutions are paying more attention to academic nature rather than practical and vocational requirements.

Cyber crimes in India are increasing at an alarming rate. Similarly cyber attacks against India are increasing at fast pace. However, neither cyber crime investigation training in India nor cyber security training has been undertaken so far to a satisfactory level.

For instance, very few institutions are providing ethical hacking training, courses and education in India. Further there is a single ethical hacking software and tools repository in India managed by Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB).

Cyber security skills development in India is the need of hour. Cyber forensics skills development in India is another area that requires urgent attention of various stakeholders.

PTLB e-learning platform is providing various techno legal e-learning trainings, education and courses. Interested stakeholders may contact PTLB in this regard.

To sum up, ethical hacking skills development in India are urgently required to take care of cyber crimes and cyber attacks that are playing havoc with Indian critical infrastructure. The sooner it is done the better it would be for the national interest of India.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cyber Security Courses In India

Indian defense and security against cyber warfare is not upto the mark. A major reason for this lack of cyber capabilities is that India has very few institutions that can provide good and qualitative techno legal skills development, education, courses and trainings in the field of cyber security.

Thus, cyber security skills development in India is directly related to good and qualitative cyber security courses in India. There are many essentials of cyber security courses in India that must be taken care of before trained and skilled cyber workforce can be produced in India.

Perry4Law is managing many qualitative and world class techno legal education and training institutions and centers. For instance, Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) provides good and qualitative techno legal cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics and many more techno legal courses and trainings.

Similarly, Perry4Law Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC) provides domain specific and highly specilaised cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics and many more techno legal courses, trainings and educations.

PTLB e-learning platform is providing courses on cyber law, cyber forensics, cyber security and many more techno legal fields. Stakeholders and learners from around the world can be enrolled there for these courses. These virtual campuses can fill the cyber security education gap that is prevailing in India.

Cyber security courses in India must not be mere academic degrees or diplomas. They must be practical and vocational in nature. Technical education and skill development in India still needs to be developed. Kapil Sibal is doing a good work in the field of education and very soon cyber security courses may also be taught in India in a qualitative manner.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Law Enforcement Agencies Need Cyber Law Training

World over it is a common belief that law enforcement agencies are well behind the cyber criminals and they cannot meet the growing challenges of cyber law and cyberspace. Even the law enforcement agencies are also of the opinion that their expertise is well behind the expertise of cyber criminals and crackers.

A well organised police cell for dealing with cyber crimes is still a distant dream. However, the least law enforcement agencies can do is to get the basic level computer and cyber law trainings. Till now even this basic level awareness and training is missing for law enforcement agencies.

Further, these trainings must be techno legal in nature to be effective. Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) is providing world class techno legal trainings for law enforcement officials. It is also managing a techno legal cyber law, cyber forensics and ICT training centre for police force in India.

The best part is that PTLB is also managing the exclusive Techno legal e-learning centre in India. Any law enforcement agency of the world can enroll its officer for the great techno legal cyber law, cyber forensics and other courses of PTLB. All these courses can be undertaken in an online mode and from any location of the world.

The need for such trainings in India is very apparent. Cyber crimes investigation in India is a tedious and difficult task for the police force of India. A trained cyber police force of India is needed so that the growing cyber crime cases in India can be effectively tackled. Indian Police needs cyber law training so that cyber crimes victims in India may get appropriate remedy and justice.

PTLB is providing various courses on investigation of cyber crime cases in India and world wide. Further, PTLB is also providing cyber crimes investigation training in India.

Interested stakeholders may visit the PTLB e-learning site and follow the procedure mentioned therein. Once the enrollment to PTLB courses is successfully undertaken, these stakeholders can enrich themselves with the world class techno legal trainings of PTLB.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Counter Terrorism Capabilities Of India Are Not Sufficient

Of late, the terrorist activities in India have increased significantly. Unfortunately, Indian government has not been able to deal with terrorism nuisance effectively. In the war against terrorism, India has miserably lost the same despite many efforts in this regard.

There are many shortcomings of Indian counter terrorism initiatives. The most important shortcoming is that Indian national security policy is missing. Even the counter terrorism capabilities of India are not satisfactory. To make the situation worst, the turf war in India is compromising the national security in India. This is the main reason why the national counter terrorism centre of India has also been downsized.

Even in the cyberspace Indian capabilities to deal with cyber terrorism are limited. Cyber security in India is not up to the mark and we must seriously consider developing cyber warfare capabilities in India and anti cyber terrorism capabilities in India. Questions about cyber security of Indian nuclear facilities and centers have also been raised.

It is high time for Indian government to seriously consider developing anti terrorism capabilities and anti cyber terrorism capabilities. Mere assurances and verbal achievements would do more harm to India at this stage.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Interpol Helped India In Tracking Child Porn Surfers

Protecting children in cyberspace has become a daunting task. As the Internet is not confined with any boundary, fighting online child pornography requires an internationally coordinated effort.

This is exactly what happened in a recent episode of surfing child pornography in India. In this case the Interpol coordinated with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to unearth the guilty surfers. After the details of the accused were made available to the local police, the state cyber police registered a case against 20 Keralites for trawling child porn websites.

The list was prepared by the Interpol after closely tracking the users for the past couple of months. The list contains the name, IP address and full postal address of persons from various parts of the state.

Police has also started cross-checking the details of these surfers. As per the cyber law of India, incorporated in the information technology act 2000, browsing child porn sites is a non-bailable offence. However, action against the offenders will be decided after thorough discussions with higher-ups.

According to police sources there has been considerable increase in child porn surfing in Kerala. The Interpol prepared the list after getting in touch with various internet service providers. At times, they even host fake websites to check how many surfers are visiting it. It is a basically a covert operation of the Interpol to hunt down such surfers. The list of offenders is prepared after multiple-level of surveillance and filtering.