Jharkhand Police appears to have taken some steps on Cyber Security which are very innovative and a model for other states.
They have set up a “Cyber Defense Research Center” (CDRC) as a joint initiative of the State Government and the State Police. The vision is to set up an organization which works on the overall protection of Cyber Assets and Critical Infrastructure in the State.
Apart from working on cyber crime area, CDRC has introduced an innovative “Responsible Disclosure” scheme inviting the public to report Cyber Security Breach incidents . Ethical Hacking community has been invited to report “Vulnerabilities”. (See FAQ here)
An online Complaint system has also been introduced. CDRC will also be handling the Cyber patrolling obligations.
CDRC is also taking up the responsibility for training the judiciary also on Cyber Crimes and also assessing the Vulnerabilities in the State IT infrastructure.
Overall the concept unveiled is a model system which the undersigned has been discussion for several years now.
Whoever is responsible for introducing the concept must be heartily congratulated. Other states should take a leaf out of the example and emulate the Jharkhand scheme.
We hope the system will be continued irrespective of the changes in the officials involved in promoting the concept.