India reported slightly more than 313,000 cybersecurity incidents till October this year. This is a jump of more than 55 per cent from the 208,456 such incidents reported in 2018, as per data from Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the nodal agency to deal with all cybersecurity threats in the country. Karnataka had the highest rate of cybercrime, followed by Assam, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh. India recorded over 9,500, 11,500 and 12,000 cases of cybercrime in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively.
With such a high number of cases of Cyber Security, the police alone cannot tap this segment which is slowly becoming the biggest nuisance involving commoners. Since current laws do not define, do not restrict law enforcement agencies from using cybersecurity consultants to assist them in solving cases, let us look at some cybersecurity State/ City Police departments who are deploying consultants in the fight against Cyber Security:
TAC Security - Chandigarh Police
TAC Security is a Mohali based company which mainly provides penetration testing services and vulnerability assessment for corporates and Indian police forces. TAC Security helps the Punjab and Gujarat police in investigating cyber crimes, for which he has conducted training sessions with officials as well. Founded by Trishneet Arora, TAC Security not only provide cyber security services in India, but to clients globally as well.
Volon - Pune Police
Volon, a Pune-based cyber intelligence agency, coordinates with Pune Police to solve cases related to cybercrimes. It provides various services that help to tackle cases of data breach, financial fraud, ransomware etc.
AVS Labs- Chennai police
Started in 1992, Cyber Security and Privacy Foundation (CSPF) is a cybersecurity consulting company and certification company. It provides services such as Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration Testing, Application Security Assessments for banking & financial services, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce and other sectors, etc, thus helping the police force to crack cyber crimes.
Cyberops Infosec - Jaipur police
A company working in the field of information security, Cyberops Infosec provides cyber crime investigation and consultancy services along with various other services to law enforcement agencies. The team is headed by Mr. Mukesh Choudhary, CEO Cyberops Infosec LLP, and is supported by the Bureau of Police Research Development, Ministry Of Home Affairs, Gov. of India for Cyber Crime Investigation training.
Innefu Labs - Delhi police
Innefu Labs, an AI-driven tech-startup, provides data analytics and machine learning solutions to various law enforcement agencies such as para military forces, Border Security Force, Delhi Police etc. In July 2019, it helped Delhi Police in locating 3000 missing children within four days of deployment through its artificial intelligence and cybersecurity solutions....