HYDERABAD: Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the NCFL-E (National Cyber Forensic Laboratory for Evidenciary purpose) on Saturday at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) campus in Hyderabad.
According to the officials, the NCFL (E) project seeks to create a scalable high-end forensic smart server that would serve as a centralised repository for indexing, storing, and processing cybercrime case data.
The project comprises establishing local servers at CFSL sister locations to transfer data and improve processing and data storage capacities.
It is also intended to provide high-quality findings and views in the field of cyber forensics to assist the criminal justice system by facilitating incident investigation, analysis, and reporting, with a particular emphasis on POCSO cases.
The official said the aim is to expand the “NCFL Eco-System” in the future by including additional CFSLs and State FSLs by strengthening capabilities and infrastructure.
The NCFL (E) has established four specialised Hi-Tech units equipped with cutting-edge technology. The Mobile Phone and Embedded Systems Examination Unit, Digital Storage Media Examination Unit, Advanced Digital Forensic Unit, and Crime Scene Unit are among them.
The NCFL-E (Digital Forensic Division) will carry out the following activities: HDD Forensics, Optical Media Forensics, Flash Media Forensics towards Computer Forensic Examination as well as, Physical, File System and Logical lever Forensic Analysis of GSM, CDMA Mobiles, SIM Card Analysis towards Mobile Phone Forensic Examination and Damaged Media Examination.
The Cyber Forensic Laboratory, established in 2000 at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Hyderabad, serves as the mother laboratory for all of the country’s cyber first forensic labs, gaining honours from all around.
In 2016, the Union Minister for Home Affairs designated it as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Cyber Forensics, and it is the first Central Laboratory to be designated as a “Examiner of Electronic Evidence” under Section 79A of the IT Act.
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