Experts push for research and training to fight cybercrime | Kolkata News

Kolkata: The country has seen a 220% increase in cyber fraud during the pandemic, and the day is not far off when Jamtara gangs will become more tech-savvy and potentially more dangerous, a group of cyber- experts. Experts, who witnessed an interaction on Friday evening, said it may be a few minutes in which cyber fraudsters can use a device transmitting on the same radio frequency as a remote key fob to jam the signal and even unlock a victim’s car. In the same way, they can hack into a modern “smart” home and obtain personal information from mobile phones.
There is a need to develop high-quality research capable of detecting and collecting digital forensic evidence and combating these crimes, the experts said. “It is with these objectives that the Cyber ​​​​Security Center of Excellence, West Bengal, and the Indian School of Anti Hacking (ISOAH) decided to open a digital forensic laboratory at a cost of Rs 50 lakh in the SDF building where we will give practical training to future cyber experts. It will be operational from March, said Sandeep Sengupta, founding director of ISOAH.
Currently, there are three similar labs in the city – one with the Kolkata Police, one with the CID and another at the Central Forensic Lab. “All three are busy investigating crimes where no hands-on training is possible. But we want to make Kolkata the hub for digital crime prevention and research. Therefore, this lab will provide training to all,” said Sengupta. Additionally, CSCE and ISOAH have partnered with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology to launch a BSc (Honours) course in Digital Forensics, for the first time in the world. east of India.
“The future is in the Internet of Things, which is a system of interdependent computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human communication or human-computer interaction.Once this regime is in place, anti-hacking methods will be essential for business and security.We need at least 10 lakh researchers for the work that less than a lakh now,” said Gulab Mondal, a cyber expert.

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