Chandigarh,May 15 : Stepping towards the safety and security of people in City Beautiful through means of information technology (IT), the Chandigarh Administartion has launched the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC). Encase Forensic and cyber check suite softwares have been installed in this cell for analysing the captured data of suspect hard-disk of computer, while Cell-DEK software has been installed for analysing data of captured mobiles. The cell has established online service link with Google and Microsoft Corporation in the US, the Administration said.This cell will help in checking cyber related crimes, such as unauthorised access to a computer, online banking fraud, “phishing”, sale of illegal articles like wildlife products, drugs, pornography, online gambling, e-mail spoofing and cyber stalking.
The CCIC has been set up by the Chandigarh Police with the consultation of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and Punjab Engineering College at Chandigarh.
On this occasion SF Rodrigues, Chandigarh Administrator stressed upon the need of strengthening the linkages of this centre with a national data base centre and Nasscom, through effective and transparent coordination with other states, to check computer related crimes.
“There is a need for adopting innovative and latest related software technologies to improve our delivery systems by equipping our staff managing the cell, with professional, committed and competitive skills, through skilled orientation programmes,” he added.
Rodrigues further added that the focus of the whole exercise is synergy and the integration of different services to achieve set goals and good governance by state, as no system can successfully work in isolation.
Describing the launching of this cell as another step in the process of partnership, the Chandigarh Administrator said that the cooperation of the people in providing facts and relevant information could help the police to anticipate the problems than to react.
Stressing the need for constantly monitoring and evaluation, validation and upgrading the programmes in CCIC, he said, “We must modify our systems as per our own needs and requirements.” Rodrigues emphasised that there is a need to expand reach to the disadvantaged sections and extend necessary help, through this CCIC to these vulnerable groups.