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Mandatory Cyber Training For UP Cops To Fight Against Cyber Crime: DGP Mukul Goel

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh, DGP Mukul Goel has issued orders requiring all policemen assigned to police stations to complete the online National Cybercrime Training Centre (CyTrain) course offered by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

According to Goel, the training would familiarise and address all individuals involved in investigations with various facets of cybercrime.

“All district police chiefs and heads of cybercrime cells have been ordered to produce a compliance report detailing the individuals who have passed the module,” says the statement. After passing the course, a certificate will be issued,” he added.

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The training will provide staff with additional knowledge in dealing with cybercrime issues, which will aid in cracking technical cases while also boosting investigation.

Triveni Singh, Superintendent of Police, UP Cyber Cell, stated that cybercrime is increasing in number and complexity, hence updated expertise is critical.

“The training module is critical in developing new counter-responses, as well as continuous progress in knowledge and abilities to combat cybercrime,” he stated.

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According to Singh, the curriculum will teach students how to spot cybercrime, record complaints, be first responders, and collect cybercrime threat intelligence about cybercriminals and criminal infrastructure.

“The training also teaches how to gather admissible evidence and prosecute cybercrime crimes,” he continued.

Recently, the home department had also prepared an action plan which includes setting up cyber helpdesks, a digital forensic lab in Lucknow, and a cyber forensic lab at the zone level across the state.

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