Nasscom to assist CBI in fighting cybercrime

Written by fe Bureau | Bangalore | Updated: Nov 24 2010, 03:49am hrs
IT industry lobby body Nasscom will now act as a knowledge partner for The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The two organisations on Monday entered into an MoU that will guide and help the law enforcement agencies fight the growing threat of cyber crime. Best practices in managing cyber crime will be shared and stakeholders will be readied in emerging cyber technologies.

The MoU establishes collaboration through the Cyber and Hi-Tech Crime Investigation & Training (CHCIT) Centre of CBI and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a section 25 not-for-profit company, setup as an independent self regulatory organization by Nasscom. The scope for the collaboration ranges from better awareness on emerging technologies and security standards to best practices and education in emerging cyber technologies.

The CHCIT Centre at the CBI Academy in Ghaziabad will serve as a networking platform for this purpose and will be used for training purposes. The CHCIT instructors along with instructors from DSCI will train officers from various law enforcement agencies across the country, including the state police, a release stated. The core team at DSCI would also assist in the designing of the various courses on cyber crimes as well as in conducting hands-on training to the trainees at the CBI Academy.

Today, technology has become pivotal in our daily work. Security is emerging as a major corporate and government concern worldwide. The concept of security and threat landscape is going through a critical review, challenging the established understanding and approaches. This MoU with the CBI will let Nasscom the role of facilitator. It will ensure active involvement in bringing the latest technological developments from across the globe and the industry to the CBI, said Som Mittal, president, Nasscom.

The CBI Academy will cater to the need of the training requirement of the CBI officers, state police officers, PSUs as well as the police officers of foreign countries, especially SAARC countries, said Ashwani Kumar, director, CBI.

MNCs sweep NAEGI awards

Multinational companies dominated the Nasscom Awards for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity, announced on Monday. IBM India bagged both the Best IT Services & Product as well as the Best BPO Company awards.

Nokia won the Most Innovative Programme category and Kale was the best company with less than 1000 employees. The prize for the Best Emerging Company went to Conjoin.

The Nasscom awards to companies for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity celebrates best practices in gender inclusivity in the work place. Applicants are evaluated on parameters such as business rationale, senior leadership support, governance and accountability, benefits resulted to employees through inclusivity and measurable results for excellence in gender inclusivity.