Press Release
New Delhi , 05.03.2014

        The Central Bureau of Investigation has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) at its Headquarters, New Delhi with a view to seek expert services from the latter in managing the newer challenges in cyber crimes and updating the officials with the latest technology. The MoU seeks to establish collaboration between Law Enforcement Agencies through CBI and the IT Industry through DSCI, for the purpose of capacity building on the security standards, sharing the best practices amongst various enforcement agencies globally, finding solutions to emerging challenges in Cybercrime prevention, detection, investigation & prosecution and preparing the stakeholders in their ability to educate & update themselves in emerging Computer & Information Technologies.


        Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ranjit Sinha, Director CBI said that cybercrime causes serious damage to victims and bring huge losses to global economy. Due to its specific features, cybercrime has proven to be a challenge to the effectiveness of archaic law enforcement mechanisms. The complexity of its structure, consisting mostly of privately-owned infrastructure and numerous layers of different factors across jurisdictions, coupled with the relative anonymity it allows, may render traditional methods of investigation ineffective. Therefore, there is a great need for constant capacity building of Law Enforcement officers in this area. Cooperation between specialized agencies is the need of the hour to combat highly sophisticated faceless criminals in cyber space.


        Shri Sinha further said that Data Security Council of India has a presence in the International arena also with a worldwide clientage. Lauding the innovative research and developmental activities by the DSCI in IT Sector, Shri Ranjit Sinha said that CBI Academy could not be left behind in joining hands with this prestigious organization in the field of capacity building and applying innovative IT tools in Cyber Forensics.


        DSCI also focuses on capacity building of Law Enforcement Agencies for combating cybercrimes in the country and towards this it operates several Cyber labs across India to train police officers, prosecutors and judicial officers in cyber forensics.


        Sh Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, Data Security Council of India (DSCI) also addressed the august gathering. He said that the fast pace of changing technologies have made security emerge as one of the foremost concerns both for the government and the industry. The growing threat landscape and emerging challenges of security have continuously led technological advancements and evolution of the established approaches.  Through this MoU, DSCI will facilitate, guide and ensure the active involvement in bringing out latest compendium of best practices from across the world and help CBI in fighting against the cybercrimes in the country.


        The MoU was signed by Shri Anurag Garg, Joint Director, CBI and Shri Vinayak Godse, Director, DSCI.


        The function was attended by Senior officers of CBI, including Shri Anil Sinha, Special Director; Shri R.K.Dutta, Additional Director; Shri O.P.Verma, Director of Prosecution and Shri Vinayak Godse, Director, Data Security Council of India (DSCI) & his team.