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NLSIU’s Cyber Law and Forensics Centre Receives DSCI Award | Excellence in Capacity Building of Law Enforcement Agencies

December 17, 2021

NLSIU’s Advanced Centre on Research, Development and Training in Cyber Laws and Forensics (ACRDTCLF) was presented with the ‘Excellence in capacity building of law enforcement agencies on cybercrimes, cyberlaws and digital forensics by Academia’ award. The award was presented to the Centre by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), an initiative of NASSCOM.

The winners under various categories were announced at the DSCI Excellence Awards 2021 virtual ceremony, held on 16th December 2021, at the NASSCOM-DSCI Annual Information Security Summit 2021.

The event was attended by Ms. Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI, Mr. Praveen Sood, IPS, DG & IGP, Karnataka State  and Hon’ble Justice Talwant Singh, High Court of Delhi who released a Cybercrime Investigation Manual on the ocassion.

Speaking on the occasion, NLSIU Vice-Chancellor Prof (Dr) Sudhir Krishnaswamy said, “We are delighted to receive this award for excellence in capacity building of law enforcement agencies on cybercrimes and cyber laws. This Centre is uniquely equipped with a cyber forensics lab, and under Dr Nagarathna’s leadership, has pioneered legal education and training in this field through research and policy advice, PG Diploma, and training programmes. This award motivates us to further develop our work in this field as the nation faces unprecedented threats in the cyber space.”

About The Centre

ACRDTCLF was established on October 25, 2010 with the support of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India. Since then, the Centre has been contributing towards cyber security in various capacities.

The Centre aims to train various stakeholders involved directly and indirectly in the implementation of the cyber law and administration of the cyber justice system in the country such as members of the judiciary, prosecution, and investigation, including from reputed machineries such as the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Indian Police Service.

The Centre also undertakes policy based research work, thereby contributing towards evolving the means and methods of increasing and strengthening the effectiveness of existing laws and institutional structures of the country. The Centre also helps run an online Post Graduate Diploma Course on Cyber Laws and Cyber Forensics offered by the University.

To watch the proceedings of the DSCI Excellence Awards 2021, click on the video below: