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New Cyber Forensics Section to fight rising cyber crimes in Bangalore

Karnataka became the first state in the country to set up a Cyber Crime Investigation Cell in 1999 to tackle cyber attacks.

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Directorate of Forensic Sciences Laboratories at Madiwala gets a new Cyber Forensics Section.
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The state government of Karnataka would take all the measures to upgrade the Cyber Forensics Section to bring it on par with international standards. This was informed by Karnataka's Home Minister K J George on Wednesday assuring that the government will allocate the necessary funds and provide the required manpower also.

Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Cyber Forensics Section at the Directorate of Forensic Sciences Laboratories at Madiwala in Bangalore, Home Minister KJ George, said that efforts would be made to provide the adequate staff at the Cyber Forensics Section. “I am confident that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will allocate more funds in the state budget that will be presented on March 13. All the measures will be taken to extend the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the CDAC, Thiruvananthapuram,’’ the minister said.

B Dayananda, director, Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratories, said that the state government has spent Rs 1.30 crore to establish the Cyber Forensics section. “It is a result of efforts that are being made for the last three years to establish this Cyber Forensics Section.’’ Dayananda said.

Karnataka became the first state in the country to set up a Cyber Crime Investigation Cell in 1999 to tackle cyber attacks. Since then, the focus has been to equip the state’s police with all the necessary resources to tackle the rising cyber crimes. 

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