Mysuru: A day-long seminar on “Cyber Security and Privacy – Technical and Legal Compliance” was held recently at Infosys campus in city.
The seminar was organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with STPI, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India.
Addressing the delegates, City Police Commissioner Dr. A. Subrahmanyeswara Rao said that hardly there are any laws which are related to privacy breaches. “Law enforcement is a grey area when it comes to privacy issues. Though we have laws to deal company-related privacy issues, we hardly have any laws related to privacy breaches and the Police are still wondering how to deal with privacy-related breaches,” he said.
Bhaskar Kalale, Vice-Chairman of CII Mysuru said, “When it comes to data breaches, there are internal and external breaches. Most of the data breaches are not intentional. But when it comes to external breaches, there are chances of huge losses to the company. S. Radhakrishna, Convenor, IT and ITES Panel of CII Mysuru, briefed about organising the seminar.
A session on ‘Cyber Security Law to Cyber – Trends, Breaches and Dark Web’ was held by Pranab Roy, Founder and CEO, Arridae Infosec Pvt. Ltd. and a session on ‘Indian privacy law – New Challenges for Compliance’ was led by N.A. Vijayshankar, Founder, www.naavi.org. A panel discussion on Dynamics of Cyber Security and Enforcement in the Indian context was also held.
Centre for Cybercrime Investigation
A Centre for Cybercrime Investigation Training and Research Centre (CCITR) will be set up in Bengaluru and it is a joint initiative of Infosys Foundation, Karnataka Police and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI).
An MoU in this regard was signed at the Vidhana Soudha yesterday afternoon in the presence of Home Minister Dr. G. Parameshwara, Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation and senior Police officials from the Criminal Investigation Department.
The main objectives of this project include ensuring the development of a Standard Operating Procedure for cyber crime investigation to ensure maximum efficiency and also provide special training to Police officials to keep them updated to ensure quick and effective probe resulting in conviction.
As per the MoU, the Infosys Foundation will support capital investment for hardware, software, and working capital requirements for training, conferences, and digital forensic analysis in addition to facility management and operational costs and others for a period of five years.
The Centre, proposed with a built up area of 9,600 square feet, is expected to have separate wings for training Police personnel in IT-enabled investigations. The Infosys Foundation has committed Rs. 8 crore for the infrastructure, including digital libraries and latest computers.