Monthly Archives: February 2010

Computer Forensics Training Providers In India

Human Rights protection in cyberspace cannot be achieved till the police officers, lawyers and judges are aware about the application of technology to civil and criminal proceedings. The same essentially requires a sound knowledge of cyber laws as well as the application of cyber forensics to various proceedings. Indian police officers, lawyers and judges are, by large, unaware about cyber laws. The position is even worst when it comes to cyber forensics that is a totally alien concept to Indian legal and judicial system. There is an emergent need of cyber law and cyber forensics training of the police officers, lawyers and judges in India.
Cyber Forensics is a very recent scientific development and countries all over the World are struggling hard to incorporate the same in their respective legal and judicial systems. Cyber forensics is also a part of legal enablement of ICT system that essentially creates a legal framework incorporating the prerequisites of cyber forensics.

Cyber Forensics is an important field of criminal investigation. However, it requires a sound expertise to be practiced. In India we have very few experts who can provide cyber forensics services in an appropriate manner. Presently, India does not possess the required capabilities and law enforcement machinery finds it really difficult to deal with modern cyber crimes.

As per Praveen Dalal, Managing Partner of Perry4Law and the leading Techno-Legal Expert of India, “Computer Forensics or Cyber Forensics in India has started gaining importance out of the necessity to deal with growing cyber crimes. Though India has taken some steps in the direction of enacting Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related law in the form of Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000), yet by and large it failed to provide a sound and secure law in this crucial direction. The result is too obvious. India has to depend upon foreign experts and institutions/universities for cyber forensics tasks”.

In the absence of governmental efforts in this regard, world renowned techno-legal firms like Perry4Law can be really helpful in fighting cyber crimes in India. Issues pertaining to hacking, data thefts, data security, cyber terrorism, financial frauds, privacy violations, etc must not be taken as lightly as has been done by India.

Perry4Law possesses techno-legal expertise for cyber law, cyber forensics, cyber security training, consultancy and solutions providing to various stakeholders. Perry4Law Techno-Legal Base (PTLB) is India’s first and most prominent techno-legal initiative that is providing techno-legal training to various players. It is also acting as India’s first and most effective Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics (RCCF) and cyber forensics software testing platform.

Perry4Law and PTLB provides techno-legal services in the fields like cyber law, cyber forensics, crime and criminal tracking network and systems (CCTNS), techno-legal training to police officers, lawyers and judges, national mission for delivery of justice and legal reforms (NMDJLR), etc.

The government of India must also take immediate steps to acquire indigenous capabilities at the national level. With the growing threats of cyber terrorism and cyber warfare, India should not be as complacent as it is.



The Cyber Genome Project And Its Cyber Security Implications

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of United States has recently announced one of the most crucial projects managed by it. It has revealed the initiation of “Cyber Genome Program”. The aim of the project is to trace the source of any digital information whether it is a document, malware or any other electronic communication.

As a part of this project, digital artifacts are collected from various live systems such as traditional computers, personal digital assistants, and/or distributed information systems such as cloud computers, from wired or wireless networks, or collected storage media. The format may include electronic documents or software.

According to Praveen Dalal, Managing Partner of Perry4Law and the leading Techno-Legal Expert of India, “The project is a very crucial one for the Internet in general and cyber security in particular. It would raise the standards and challenges for cyber security and cyber forensics and would take them to the next revolutionary level. However, the project requires tremendous techno-legal expertise that can be gathered through “collective expertise” only”.

At the same time the Cyber Genome Project would also involve many other legal issues as well. It would not be an easy ride for the project in the absence of an “International Harmonisation” as acts undertaken under the project may be found offending by many jurisdictions. This may also involve “retaliation actions” by those who may feel offended by such tremendous power over the Internet and interconnected networks, warn Praveen Dalal.

The project is at the very initial stage and till its maturity lots of troubles and doubts would be already removed. Let us hope that the project would be successful in preventing and remedying the cyber threats and cyber crimes worldwide, says Praveen Dalal.