CBI signs MoU with Data Security Council of India for managing cybercrime

The CBI has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Data Security Council of India (DSCI) with a view to seek expert services from the latter in managing the new challenges in cybercrimes and updating officials with the latest technology. CBI director Ranjit Sinha said, “Cybercrime causes serious damage to victims and brings huge losses to the 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 cyberspace”.