Cyber forensics university right move to tackle online crimes

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New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) With cyber crimes increasing at a rapid rate, the government on Saturday proposed National Police University and National Forensic Science University for policing science, forensic science and cyber-forensics.

A single organisation in India was attacked an alarming 1,565 times per week on an average in the second half of 2019, compared to 474 attacks per organisation globally, according to researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Research.

As hackers evolve new mechanisms to infiltrate into systems, 61 per cent Indian enterprises say the risk of cyber attacks is stalling their digitalisation progress, said a December study by leading cybersecurity firm Forcepoint along with Frost & Sullivan.

“The need for cyber forensics has become more important than ever for a rapidly digitising country like India. The setting up of a cyber forensics university is a welcome move from the government. This will definitely help improve India’s expertise to solve complex cyber crimes,” said Sanjay Katkar, Joint Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, Quick Heal Technologies.

Saket Modi, Co-founder and CEO, Lucideus, said the proposal of a national cyber forensic university would not only boost cybersecurity skills, but also help develop a more mature cybersecurity ecosystem in India.

“The opening of Cyber Forensic University will give a big boost to the cyber security industry,” said Trishneet Arora, Founder and CEO, TAC Security.

According to a recent report, Indian IT managers detected 39 per cent of threats on servers, 35 per cent on the network and 8 per cent on endpoints and 18 per cent on mobile.

“Additionally, 90 per cent of IT managers believe cybersecurity awareness and education among employees is a major challenge for organisations. We need more impetus on building skilled cybersecurity professionals in the country,” said Sunil Sharma, Managing Director–Sales, Sophos India & SAARC.

–IANS

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