May 20, 2024

NITC organises training for Kerala Police

National Institute of Technology Calicut organised a short-term training programme (STTP) on Network and Security for officials from Kerala Police. The programme was organised jointly by CITRA (Centre for Information Technology, Research and Automation) and CCESD (Centre for Continuing Education and Skill Development).

Shri Anuj Paliwal, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kozhikode City, opened the sessions. Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NIT Calicut, presided over the programme. 

As many as 20 police officers and scientific officers from different police districts in Kerala are attending the two-week training programme.

Cyber security is the most important factor of our critical infrastructure as all our bank accounts, passwords, documents and government files are managed online, said Shri Anuj during the inaugural address. Growth in AI and drone technology and their misuse are posing more challenges to the police, he said adding that the first case against AI-related money fraud was reported in Kozhikode City.

Cyber fraud has not only financial impact but also social and emotional impact as well, hence we need to bridge the gap between technology and investigation, he stressed. While collaborating with NIT Calicut, we are planning to reduce this gap, he added.

NITC and Kerala Police Cyberdome had recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding for strengthening cyber security initiatives. The STTP is part of this MoU.

Data is now very precious, but dealing with the voluminous data is a difficult challenge as crime is all over the globe, said Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NITC. Widespread use of the internet exposes this data to different people including criminals, he added.

The expert faculty and technical team from NITC are offering training to Kerala Police as part of ensuring cybersecurity training programs and the development of crime investigative techniques. The availability of technical experts and cyber professionals in digital information technology fields is being utilized for the training programme.

Knowledge and technology are making criminals smarter and to fight against this we have to become smarter than these criminals, noted Prof. Prasad Krishna.

NITC is committed to supporting the state to improve its forces to fight against such crime by offering the expertise and knowledge of our faculty members, he added.

The focus of the collaboration is to enhance the efficiency of cybercrime investigations and extend comprehensive support to the public.

The MoU promotes a partnership between NITC and Kerala Police for necessary staff training and research activities to boost cybercrime investigations.

Dr. Sajith V., Chairperson of CCESD; Dr. Madhukumar S.D., Chairperson, CITRA; Dr. Hiran V. Nath, Coordinator of the STTP; Cdr. Dr. Shamasundara M. S., Registrar, NITC and Dr. G. Jagadanand, member of CITRA, also spoke.





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