Details about Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre (I4C) Scheme

Details about Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre (I4C) Scheme
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1Overview about the I4C Scheme
2Components of the I4C Scheme
3National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (TAU)
4National Cybercrime Reporting
5Platform for Joint Cybercrime Investigation Team
6National Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory National Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory Ecosystem
7National Cybercrime Training Centre (NCTC)
8Cybercrime Ecosystem Management Unit
9National Cyber Research and Innovation Centre

I. Overview about the I4C Scheme

  • To act as a nodal point in the fight against cybercrime
  • Identify the research problems/needs of LEAs and take up R&D activities in developing new technologies and forensic tools in collaboration with academia / research institutes within India and abroad
  • The scheme is proposed with an outlay of Rs. 415.86 Crore and will run for two years
  • To prevent misuse of cyber space for furthering the cause of extremist and terrorist groups
  • Suggest amendments, if required, in cyber laws to keep pace with fast changing technologies and International cooperation
  • To coordinate all activities related to implementation of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLAT) with other countries related to cybercrimes in consultation with the concerned nodal authority in MHA

II. Components of the I4C Scheme

  • National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (TAU)
  • National Cybercrime Reporting
  • Platform for Joint Cybercrime Investigation Team
  • National Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory (NCFL) Ecosystem
  • National Cybercrime Training Centre (NCTC)
  • Cybercrime Ecosystem Management Unit
  • National Cyber Research and Innovation Centre

1. National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (TAU)

  • This will be met through a National Cybercrime Threat Analytics Unit (TAU), which shall provide a platform for law enforcement personnel, persons from private sector, academia and research organizations to work collaboratively in order to analyse all pieces of puzzles of cybercrimes.
  • Threat Analytics Unit shall also produce cybercrime threat intelligence reports and organize periodic interaction on specific cybercrime centric discussions.
  • Create multi-stakeholder environment for bringing together law enforcement specialists and industry experts.

2. National Cybercrime Reporting

  • This unit will work in tandem with already established investigation units at state and central levels as well as experts from different spheres to create expert investigation teams.
  • Will have the capability to respond in real time to rapidly changing cybercrime threat.
  • Will able to collaborate with partners to investigate cyber and cyber-enabled crime.

3. Platform for Joint Cybercrime Investigation Team

  • Its objective is to drive intelligence-led, coordinated action against key cybercrime threats and targets.
  • This will facilitate the joint identification, prioritization, preparation and initiation of multi-jurisdictional against cybercrimes.

4. National Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory (NCFL) Ecosystem

  • Forensic analysis and investigation of cybercrime as a result of new digital technology and techniques.
  • Develop a centre to support investigation process. NCFL and associated Central Forensic Science Laboratory to be well-equipped and well-staffed in order to engage in analysis and investigation activities to keep-up with new technical developments, using which a completely new kind of cybercrime might have been committed.

5. National Cybercrime Training Centre (NCTC)

  • National Cybercrime Training Centre (NCTC) will be setup to focus on standardization of course curriculum focused on cybercrimes, impact containment and investigations, imparting practical cybercrime detection, containment and reporting trainings on simulated cyber environments.
  • Development of Massive Open Online Course to be delivered on a cloud based training platform.
  • National Cybercrime Training Centre to also focus on establishing Cyber Range for advanced simulation and training on cyber-attack and investigation of such cybercrimes.

6. Cybercrime Ecosystem Management Unit

  • Develop ecosystems that bring together academia, industry and government to operate, investigate a cybercrime basis established standard operating procedures, contain the impact of cybercrimes and respond to cybercrimes.
  • Provide incubation support for development of all components of cybercrime combatting ecosystem.

7. National Cyber Research and Innovation Centre

  • Track emerging technological developments, proactively predict potential vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by cybercriminals.
  • To leverage the strength and expertise of all stakeholders, be it in academia, private sector or inter-governmental organizations.
  • Create strategic partnerships with all such entities in the area of research and innovation focused on cybercrimes, cybercrime impact containment and investigations.