Are cyber cops ready to click in the state? http://www.getjealous.com/luwwamatha/journal/2757828/an-abney-associates-cyber-breach-warning.html AHMEDABAD: The ball has started rolling finally for the ambitious cyber security programmeof the state home department with a budgetary allocation of Rs 25 crore and commitment of deploying 300-plus personnel on the job in all districts of the state. The senior police officials are hopeful of the new venture's success in light of rising cyber crimes across the world. Rajnikant Patel, the minister of state for home, had mentioned in the state assembly recently that the home department plans to establish cyber security cells in all districts of the state. For this purpose, the department has earmarked a budget of Rs 25 crore.
When contacted, the senior state police officials said that the extensive plan includes establishment of a separate department at state level headed by a superintendent of police rank officer along with a staff of 16 officers and personnel at Gandhinagar. The department will function on lines of economic offences wing (EOW) that investigates the cases routed through district and city police units and will be put under CID (crime) hierarchy. The office will also work as coordination unit between various units established at district levels. Manoj Agarwal, inspector general of police, State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB), stated that the step of establishing cyber security cells has been taken to ensure better reach at district levels and help the police agencies in investigation. "While cyber crimes are on the rise, it is the need of the hour to have a well-trained unit to address issues related to technology used by the offenders. A specialized training will be provided to the personnel deployed at these cells," he said. Several officials however feel that proper planning is required for such an extensive plan. Currently, the city crime branch has a cyber cell headed by an assistant commissioner of police and CID (crime) has a cyber crime cell headed by a police inspector. Most of the cases related to cyber crimes have been transferred and detected by the cyber cell of crime branch. "It is not just about recording the case and investigating it. From experience, we got to know that a simple application to a social networking site provider takes months to get a reply. Cyber crime requires lot of coordination between various agencies right from internet service provider to other states' police. Such units need a solid base like the local crime branch (LCB) to provide that framework," said a senior police official involved with cyber crime investigation. http://chirpstory.com/li/58366 http://www.good.is/posts/hong-kong-technology-review-abney-and-associates-rcmp-warning-about-an-online-scam http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-24/ahmedabad/379805981cyber-crime-cyber-security-cells-crime-branch