Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Natgrid Project Of India Needs Implementation

National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) of India is a very ambitious Intelligence Gathering and Processing mechanism. NATGRID Project of India has gone through numerous stages and finally it is ready to be rolled out. However, from the very beginning NATGRID Project has not been implemented in a coherent and systematic manner due to internal turf wars and bureaucratic hurdles.

There is no doubt that NATGRID Project of India is of tremendous importance for the National Security of India on the one hand and Law Enforcement and Intelligence Requirements on the others. In fact, NATGRID is an essential part of the Law Enforcement Technologies in India.

NATGRID Project of India is not by itself “Intelligence Related Project” but a Project to facilitate Law Enforcement and Intelligence related inputs. Its purpose is to transform raw intelligence information and inputs in a more meaningful “Intelligence Lead”.

The present times is a time of do or die for NATGRID Project. This is more so when its counterpart Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) Project of India is performing much better.

Enough time has already been wasted for the implementation of NATGRID Project and it is high time to deliver results. Once this is successfully done, the way to constitute National Counter Terrorism Centre of India would also be clear. I hope and wish that NATGRID Project of India would be operational very soon.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cyber Forensics Research Centre In India (CFRCI)

Cyber forensics in India has started gaining momentum. In a similar development, electronic discovery in India (e-discovery in India) has also attracted the attention of Indian community. With the recent interim order of the Supreme Court of India, both litigation and non litigation related legal and para legal services in India can be now practiced by advocates enrolled under the advocate Act, 1961 alone.

This means that even cyber forensics services in India and e-discovery services in India cannot be practices by foreign law firms, non Indian advocates based LPO/KPOs, e-discovery and cyber forensics practitioners, chartered accountants firms, etc. Naturally, the demand for cyber forensics and e-discovery professionals would increase in India.

To meet the growing demands of e-discovery and cyber forensics in India, we need to ensure techno legal skills development in India. At Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) we are trying to fill this gap. PTLB provides basic level techno legal trainings and courses through its techno legal e-learning platform. Similarly, Perry4Law Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC) provides domain specific and highly specialised techno legal courses and trainings.

Perry4Law, PTLB and PTLITC are also managing the exclusive techno legal cyber forensics research and training centre of India. More details of the trainings and courses of our platforms are available at PTLB Blog. We are also managing the exclusive techno legal online cyber forensics research centre of India (CFRCI).

We are also managing a repository for cyber forensics software in India that is primarily based upon open source culture. The cyber forensics software repository of Perry4Law, PTLB and PTLITC consists of world renowned cyber forensics tools and software. Further, software for cyber security, e-discovery, reverse malware analysis, anti root kits and malware, network security, wireless security, intrusion detection and prevention, etc are also available.

These software and tools are used for providing basic and domain specific trainings and courses of PTLB and PTLITC. For basic level cyber forensics research and training, we use simple and light weight tools and software. For highly specialised trainings and courses we use world renowned open source tools. We hope our initiative would be useful for all concerned.  

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Technology To Fight Drugs, Human Trafficking And Illicit Networks

Technology has become both a boon and bane. On the positive side technology can be used for efficient delivery of services. However, on the negative side, technology can be used for various sorts of crimes.

The growing cases of cyber attacks and cyber crimes have changed the way we perceived technology till now. Time has come that we must tackle the nuisances created by misuse of technology.

Since Internet is global in nature, it is imperative that all remedial collaborations and actions must also be taken at a global level. Realising this truth, Google and Interpol have decided to utilise technology to fight “illicit networks” around the world.

Using the technology Google and Interpol are planning to fight back against drug cartels, human traffickers, sex workers, child pornographers, etc. Recently Interpol even helped India in tracking child porn surfers. Similarly, the Interpol Global Register (IGR) initiative aims to track illicit goods by verifying products through security features, using the scanning application.

This is a good step taken by Google and Interpol and Perry4Law and PTLB welcome the same. We also believe that Hidden Internet would post tremendous challenges before Google and Interpol in their drive against white color crimes and transborder crimes. It would be a good idea to explore methods to take care of crimes originating at Hidden Internet as well.