Cyber forensics requires application of both technical and legal mind to a situation. If either of them is missing, the entire purpose of cyber forensics exercise would be frustrated. Cyber forensics also requires a greater degree of care and expertise as compared to electronic discovery whose purposes may be limited in nature.
India has a unique cyber culture that requires effective cyber forensics and electronic discovery capabilities. Further, cyber security research and development is also required to be enhanced in India. Companies and firms providing cyber forensics services in India must also innovate so that international cyber threats can be effectively tackled. These companies and firms must also invest in producing world class cyber forensics solutions in India.
On the education front as well we need to do a lot in India. Indian educational system is academic in nature with little scope for professional and vocational studies. The traditional educational system would take decades to reform and we need parallel initiatives in this regard that are free from procedural hassles and bureaucratic hurdles.
Corruption in higher legal education in India is rampant and it needs to be curbed. PhDs in India are dying and if the Indian government does not intervenes immediately; there is no scope and future for cyber forensics education in India as well. Virtual campuses are the solution for corrupt higher education in India and they must be encouraged in India.
At Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) we are managing a techno legal e-learning platform that is providing cyber forensics trainings and courses world wide. We are also providing cyber crime investigation trainings in India.
In order to effectuate and strengthen the cyber forensics investigation solutions in India, Perry4Law, PTLB and Perry4Law Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC) are also managing the exclusive techno legal cyber forensics tools and software repository of India. It consists of the most advanced cyber forensics tools and software that can be used in a varied of situations.
We are also in the process of developing cyber forensics best practices that would be compatible with Indian requirements. We expect a more pro active and direct role by Indian government in this crucial field that has been ignored for long.