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Infosys Foundation Commits over INR 33 Crore to Empower Karnataka Police Against Cybercrime | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

Bengaluru: The philanthropic and CSR wing of Infosys, Infosys Foundation, has announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D) of Karnataka and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) in Bengaluru. This collaboration aims to renew their partnership for the Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation Training & Research (CCITR) located at the C.I.D Headquarters.

In a commitment to enhance the cybercrime investigation capabilities of the Karnataka police, Infosys Foundation has pledged a grant of over INR 33 crore. This grant extends the association with CCITR for an additional four years, building upon the groundwork laid since 2018. Through this renewed MoU, the focus remains on strengthening the state police force’s abilities in cybercrime prosecution, achieved through advanced training and resecarch in digital forensics and cybercrime investigation.

In addition, the joint initiative will bring together innovators, large enterprises, user enterprises, academia, and the government to fulfil the following objectives: Enhancing the capabilities of the police, prosecution, and judiciary in managing investigations and crafting standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cybercrime inquiries. Conducting research in digital forensics and cybercrime investigation to enhance the prosecution of cybercrime cases handled by the Karnataka Police. Encouraging entrepreneurship to facilitate the creation of domestic cyber forensics products and solutions. Providing training and certification to police personnel in critical fields such as cybercrimes and digital forensics. Partnering with both national and international organizations engaged in digital forensics domains to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange.

 Dr. M A Saleem IPS, Director General of Police, CID, Economic Offences & Special Units, Karnataka, expressed, “The Criminal Investigation Department of Karnataka has significantly strengthened its capacity enhancement endeavors through collaborative initiatives with the Infosys Foundation and the Data Security Council of India. Beyond just training police personnel, CCITR has expanded its reach to include other key stakeholders in the criminal justice system, namely, the prosecution and judiciary. With the renewal of this collaboration, we anticipate further advancements in digital forensics, ultimately enhancing the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime cases. I extend my gratitude to the Infosys Foundation and the Data Security Council of India for their partnership in our shared mission to combat the escalating threat of cybercrimes.”

 Vinayak Godse, Chief Executive Officer, Data Security Council of India, said, “On this special occasion of renewing our commitment, I would like to acknowledge and express our profound gratitude towards the Infosys Foundation and the Criminal Investigation Department of Karnataka for their pivotal partnership through CCITR. This collaboration has set an excellent example of how public-private partnerships can effectively contribute to handling cybercrime threats. Looking ahead, this renewed collaboration will enable us to develop even more advanced training programs, workshops, and knowledge-sharing initiatives.”


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