Thursday, February 13, 2014

Set up centralised agency to deal with cyber crimes: Par Panel

A parliamentary committee has recommended that a centralised agency be set up to deal with cyber crime as the country has been witnessing a sharp increase in such cases over the past few years.

The Standing Committee on Information Technology, chaired by Rao Inderjit Singh, pointed out that there are several agencies involved in maintaining separate data on cyber crime cases in India.

"The committee fail to understand as to how Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITy) concertises its cyber security strategies when so many agencies are involved in data collection and maintenance and when there is absence of any centralised monitoring system and centralised maintenance of data relating cyber fraud," the panel said.

Presently, the national Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) maintains data on cyber fraud, while data related to Internet financial frauds along with the quantum is maintained by the Reserve Band and the CBI.

The committee said it has been informed that DEITy regularly interacts with the banks, RBI and CBI regarding cyber fraud related actions like prevention, investigation, support, technical advisories, promotion of best practices and compliance's.