A two-day Workshop of Regional Cyber Crime Co-ordination Centre, Guwahati, is being organized by CID Assam under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs on 3rd and 4th Sept’ 2021.
Twenty-four senior police officers who are dealing with cyber-crime investigation from eight North-Eastern States namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura are participating in the Workshop along with three senior officers from Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.
The Regional Cyber Co-ordination Centre set up for the North-East Region at Guwahati, Assam is conducting this workshop for the first time and was inaugurated by Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, DGP Assam.
Mahanta had stressed about the importance of cyber policing and securing the cyber space in the country. The DGP stated the need for proper co-ordination and communication amongst the law enforcement agencies since cybercrime knows no boundaries and has no jurisdiction.
He also gave the cyber-crime statistics of the country as well as of Assam and highlighted the importance that is being given by the Assam Police to train and support the investigating officers with advanced hardware and software tools.
This workshop discussed about the best practices adopted by NE states in cyber-crime investigations, gathering & preserving of digital evidence.
An interaction session with officers of RBI, DoT, Telecom Service Providers, Payment Gateways was also incorporated in the Workshop to have proper co-ordination between law enforcement agencies and the regulatory bodies for effective cybercrime investigation. During this workshop, an interaction with Krishna Shastry, Consultant Cyber Security on the latest trends in cybercrime and best practices in the investigation was organized.
There is a session on ‘Online Loan Frauds” by A.Y.V. Krishna, Addl. DGP, CID, Assam and a session on functioning of Assam Cyber dome project.
Krishna explained about the importance of organizing this workshop and also briefed the participants about the steps undertaken by Assam Police in setting up the Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting & Management System which started functioning since last two months during which Assam Police was able to freeze Rs. 50 lakhs belonging to various victims.
The National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal has also sent around 3,800 complaints on cyber-crime pertaining to Assam which are being looked into by various police stations in the State of Assam. Further, Assam Police had procured 245 number of Cyber Forensic First Responder Kits, which were distributed to various police stations in the state after proper training.