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Celebrating Cyber Excellence: Venkatesh Murthy K Awarded at FutureCrime Summit 2024

Venkatesh Murthy honored at FutureCrime Summit 2024 for his impactful work in cyber capacity building and digital forensics.



Celebrating Cyber Excellence: Venkatesh Murthy K Awarded at FutureCrime Summit 2024

In a notable celebration of achievements in the cybersecurity domain, Venkatesh Murthy K, the Senior Director at the Data Security Council of India, was recently distinguished with the Excellence in Cyber Capacity Building award. This accolade was presented at the FutureCrime Summit 2024, an event that has quickly become a cornerstone for discussions on cybersecurity and digital crime prevention. Held on February 8-9 in New Delhi, the summit gathered experts across various fields to forge strategies against the ever-evolving cyber threats.

A Career Dedicated to Cyber Resilience

With a robust career spanning over 18 years, Venkatesh Murthy has become a pivotal figure in cybercrime investigation training and digital forensics. At the heart of his current role is the management of a comprehensive program aimed at empowering Law Enforcement Officials through the Digital Forensics initiative of the Data Security Council of India (DSCI). His contributions have significantly bolstered the capacity of officials to combat digital crimes effectively.

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Murthy’s visionary efforts were instrumental in establishing the Cyber Crime Investigation Training & Research (CCITR) center at the Cyber Crime Police Station, CID Headquarters, Bengaluru. This unique public-private partnership, forged with the Karnataka Police, Infosys Foundation, and DSCI, stands as a testament to collaborative efforts in enhancing cybercrime investigation capabilities.

His international acclaim is underscored by his invitation from (ISC)² as a Subject Matter Expert, contributing to the development of an International Cyber Forensics credential. His expertise has benefited workshops in cities such as Miami, Orlando, and Washington DC.

Educating the Pillars of Justice

Murthy’s influence extends beyond training law enforcement; he has also educated members of the judiciary and prosecution on the nuances of cybercrime. His editorial contributions, including the Cybercrime Investigation Manual and a Pocket Guide for Investigators, serve as essential resources for professionals in the field.

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An alumnus of the prestigious I.V.L.P program by the U.S. Department of State, Murthy’s educational background is as diverse as it is impressive, holding a Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication and several certifications in cyber forensics and vulnerability assessment.

FutureCrime Summit 2024: A Melting Pot of Cybersecurity Minds

The FutureCrime Summit 2024, co-organized by the Future Crime Research Foundation and IIT Kanpur’s AIIDE Centre of Excellence, provided an ideal backdrop for recognizing Murthy’s contributions. The event underscored the collective resolve of the global cybersecurity community to stay ahead of criminals in the digital age.

As cyber threats become more sophisticated, the work of individuals like Venkatesh Murthy K and events like the FutureCrime Summit 2024 are invaluable in ensuring a safer digital world for all. His story is not just one of personal achievement but a beacon of hope for a future where digital safety and security are accessible to everyone.



Excellence in CYBER INITIATIVE Odisha Police
Excellence in CYBER LAW ENFORCEMENT Special Task Force (STF), UP Police
Excellence in CYBER POLICING Ankush Mishra, DSP, Uttarakhand Police
Excellence in CYBER STRATEGY Dr. J.M. Vyas, VC, National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU)
Dr. Gulshan Rai, Former NCSC
Dinesh O Bareja, COO – Open Security Alliance
Excellence in CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT Bharat Panchal, Discover Financial Services
Akshay Garkel, Partner & Leader – Cyber at Grant Thornton Bharat LLP
Excellence in CYBER LAW PRACTICE Dr. Karnika Seth, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Excellence in ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH AIIDE Centre of Excellence, Noida
Excellence in CYBER CAPACITY BUILDING K. Venkatesh Murthy, Senior Director, DSCI
Moin Shaikh, Sales Director – India, TRINEXIA
Excellence in FORENSIC HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT eSec Forte Technologies
Excellence in CYBER RISK MITIGATION Smith Gonsalves, Director at CyberSmithSECURE
Excellence in FUTURECRIME RESEARCH Risheek Kumar, Founder, Hackers Pathshala
Saumay Srivastava, Threat Intelligence Researcher, OSINT Analyst
Abhirup Guha, Associate VP, TransAsia Soft Tech (INSURTECH)
Excellence in Ethical Hacking Naveen Singh
Excellence in ONLINE CHILD SAFETY PROGRAM Kaushalya World School
Excellence in CYBER FORENSIC RESEARCH IIMT Group of Colleges


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