Source: PIB & Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has rolled out a scheme ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)’ for the period 2018-2020, to combat cyber crime in the country, in a coordinated and effective manner.
- To act as a nodal point in the fight against cybercrime
- To Identify the research problems/needs of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and take up R&D activities in developing new technologies and forensic tool
- To prevent misuse of cyberspace for furthering the cause of extremist and terrorist groups
- To suggest amendments, if required, in cyber laws to keep pace with fast changing technologies and International cooperation
- To coordinate all activities related to implementation of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLAT) with other countries related to cybercrimes in consultation with the concerned nodal authority in MHA
The scheme has following seven components:
1.National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit:
- It shall provide a platform for law enforcement personnel, persons from the private sector, academia and research organizations to work collaboratively in order to analyse all pieces of puzzles of cybercrimes.
- Threat Analytics Unit shall also produce cybercrime threat intelligence reports and organize periodic interaction on specific cybercrime centric discussions.
- Create multi-stakeholder environment for bringing together law enforcement specialists and industry experts.
2.National Cybercrime Reporting:
- This unit will work in tandem with already established investigation units at state and central levels as well as experts from different spheres to create expert investigation teams.
- It Will have the capability to respond in real time to rapidly changing cybercrime threat.
- It Will be able to collaborate with partners to investigate cyber and cyber-enabled crime.
3.Platform for Joint Cybercrime Investigation Team:
- Its objective is to drive intelligence-led, coordinated action against key cybercrime threats and targets.
- This will facilitate the joint identification, prioritization, preparation and initiation of multi-jurisdictional against cybercrimes.
4.National Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory Ecosystem:
- Forensic analysis and investigation of cybercrime as a result of new digital technology and techniques.
- Develop a centre to support investigation process. NCFL and associated Central Forensic Science Laboratory to be well-equipped and well-staffed in order to engage in analysis and investigation activities to keep-up with new technical developments, using which a completely new kind of cybercrime might have been committed.
5.National Cybercrime Training Centre(NCTC):
- NCTC will be setup to focus on standardization of course curriculum focused on cybercrimes, impact containment and investigations, imparting practical cybercrime detection, containment and reporting trainings on simulated cyber environments.
- Development of Massive Open Online Course to be delivered on a cloud based training platform.
- It will also focus on establishing Cyber Range for advanced simulation and training on cyber-attack and investigation of such cybercrimes.
6.Cybercrime Ecosystem Management Unit:
- Develop ecosystems that bring together academia, industry and government to operate, investigate a cybercrime basis established standard operating procedures, contain the impact of cybercrimes and respond to cybercrimes.
- Provide incubation support for development of all components of cybercrime combatting ecosystem.
7.National Cyber Research and Innovation Centre:
- It tracks emerging technological developments, proactively predict potential vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by cybercriminals.
- To leverage the strength and expertise of all stakeholders, be it in academia, the private sector or inter-governmental organizations.
- It creates strategic partnerships with all such entities in the area of research and innovation focused on cybercrimes, cybercrime impact containment and investigations.