To fight e-crime, govt to hire experts from IITs, pvt institutes | India …

NEW DELHI: The government has decided to hire IT experts from premier public and private institutes, including IITs, to help fight new age crimes like online fraud, hacking, identity theft, dark net, trafficking, child pornography, online radicalisation and cyber-terrorism and prepare a roadmap for Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, also called I4C.

The IT security experts, ethical hackers, web analysts and computer programmers will devise ways of online cyber-crime reporting and monitoring; setting up of cyber-forensic units; coordination and guidance for states; capacity building of police; research and development; best practices; and awareness creation at I4C, a brainchild of the home ministry.

Home minister Rajnath Singh, at a meeting on Wednesday, instructed officers to expedite the process of handling of cyber-crimes and finalise a time-line for it. The minister also approved creation of four units in the newly formed Cyber and Information

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