http://www.timesofindia.com/articleshow.asp?art_Id=720666484 ROLI SRIVASTAVA TIMES NEWS NETWORK OCTOBER 15, 2001 MUMBAI: This professor-turned- deputy commissioner of police (DCP) who hails from Dehra Dun is still trying to get familiar with the nuances of the technical cell she now heads. Just ten days old in the cyber crime cell, Archana Tyagi asserts that her previous postings __ in sales tax, crime branch control, social service and JAPU __ have been equally important and enjoyable. An M. Phil in Russian Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, Ms Tyagi spoke to this newspaper about the cyber crime cell and her job. Excerpts: How different is a cyber crime cell from a regular police department? The cell is a relatively new branch and an officer-oriented one. While the other branches have 50 to 100 constables, the number is far less here as the job is more technical and mental in nature. Hence, officers who have knowledge about computers and an aptitude for the same have been chosen. What are the issues you intend to address as the new DCP of this cell? In this cell, it is very important to keep our people abreast of the latest developments in the field of IT. Since problems in this field change constantly, it is important to keep track of new technology. Of course, all the cases referred to us will be taken to their logical conclusion. How do you plan to do that? There are regular training courses, workshops and seminars which our officers attend. Besides, they constantly interact with IT experts. While training is an ongoing process, the people chosen are those who have knowledge about computers. Though these days everyone has computer-knowledge, to have a knack for investigation is different, especially solving e-crime cases. The National Police Academy too has introduced computer courses which are in context with cyber crime. Any changes in the cell on the anvil? Being an officer-oriented branch, officers with knowledge and aptitude for computers can be included to increase the manpower here. But we can't have a 1,000-strong force for this branch because we need techno-savvy officials and perhaps more equipment. Many people are still not aware of the existence of the cyber crime cell. As the new DCP do you plan any measures to boost its popularity? This is true of anything new. The number of cases being lodged will increase with time. Awareness about the cell will increase once people start realising the offences that are being committed on the net and start making complaints. Popularity is not as important as the fact that people come forward to lodge complaints. However, I feel that all the people dealing with computers know about the cell and its activities because they are in this field. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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