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Nasscom, CBI to jointly fight cyber crime news
23 November 2010

Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed yesterday by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), the two organisations will share experiences on controlling cyber crime.

The MoU would enable the law enforcement agencies to collaborate with the information technology industry through the CBI's Cyber and Hi-Tech Crime Investigation and Training (CHCIT) withh NASSCOM's Data Security Council of India.

The collaboration aims to help sharing of information on security standards and new challenges in managing cyber crime.

"With the advent of new technology, the investigation profession is seeing new approaches, solutions and techniques for solving specific and generic problems. The MoU will help the law enforcement agencies to fight the growing threat of cyber crime," said Ashwani Kumar, director, CBI.

To enable the collaboration the CHCIT centre would serve as a networking platform while NASSCOM and DSCI would act as knowledge partners for the CBI in the area of cyber security according to Kumar.

Som Mittal, president, NASSCOM, said, "The MoU with the CBI will let NASSCOM play the role of 'facilitator'. It will ensure active involvement in bringing the latest technological developments from across the globe and the industry to the CBI."

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Nasscom, CBI to jointly fight cyber crime