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Infosys Foundation signs MoU with CID, DSCI to set up cyber crime training and research centre

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Infosys Foundation has announced it has signed an MoU with the Criminal Investigation Department of Karnataka Police and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) to set up the Centre for Cybercrime Investigation Training & Research (CCITR) in Bengaluru. DSCI, an industry body on data protection, has proposed to start the centre in collaboration with the CID of Karnataka Police, the foundation, the philanthropic arm of IT major Infoys, said in a release.

As part of the MoU, the Infosys Foundation will support the establishment of the centre that will house the CCITR through a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model, anchored by the Karnataka Police Department. Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty said CCITR is a project for the present and the future, aiming to build state-of-the-art facilities to tackle cyber and forensic crimes in Karnataka.

“Once operational, it will be a proud milestone for CID and DSCI to curb misuse and unethical use of technology to create distress and uneasiness for fellow beings,” she said.

The CCITR aims to train police, prosecution, the judiciary and other departments in handling technology investigations and create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in cybercrime investigations. The centre will also be used to perform research in digital forensics and cybercrime investigation that will improve the prosecution of cybercrime cases investigated by the Karnataka Police.

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