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Combating Cyber Crime and Securing Cyberspace

 
  • “We are calling from Insurance Verification Department. Give your PAN Card number, Bank Details and Aadhaar number to complete the verification process.”
  • “I am calling from IRDAI. You are entitled to the bonus on your life insurance policy. But to realise the cheque, you have to make an investment first. And today is the last day.”
  • “You are entitled to loyalty bonus for being a valued customer. This bonus is transferred to agent code instead of your code. Give policy details so that the bonus is properly transferred to you.”

The above three dialogues are enlisted as “fake insurance calls”(http://www.cybercelldelhi.in/insurancefrauds.html) as per the information shared by the Cyber Cell, Delhi to warn the netizens against the growing occurrences of cybercrimes. India is witnessing a quick rise in cybercrimes. Insurance fraud is listed by the Cyber Cell, Delhi as one of the types of cybercrimes having a strong foothold in India. With the dawn of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), cybercrime has developed into the newest alarm for the law enforcement authorities.

In view of the above, learning about cybercrimes is the need of the hour when most of the communications and dealings are executed “online”. The netizens and governments are at an ever increased peril of cyber victimization. Handling cybercrimes requires not only a proper legal system, but also procedural infrastructure for the investigation of the cyber data along with trained enforcement workforce. In this regard, this course is intended to familiarize the learner with the key aspects involved in combating cyber crimes and securing the cyberspace. It principally focuses on making the learners’ cognizant of the types of cybercrimes along with the the investigation and the adjudication mechanisms pertaining thereto. The course also gives the details regarding the legal issues involved in the prosecution of computer related offences and efforts initiated by the criminal justice system in thwarting them.

This course provides the learner with an overview of crimes involving the use of computer technology and the internet. The learner will become skilled at computer crime scene management and also how computer related crimes are investigated.

COURSE OUTCOME

 
 

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the different theoretical and practical approaches to cybercrime;
  • Distinguish and classify the various types of cybercrimes;
  • Analyze and evaluate the impact of cybercrime on government, industry, persons and the social order;
  • Assess the efficacy of cyber-security, cyber-laws and other counteractions against cybercrime;
  • Recognize the structure, procedure and growth of the Internet in the background of rising crime threats in cyberspace.

COURSE OUTLINE

 
 
  • Module 1 — Understanding Cyber Crimes
  • Module 2 — Types of Cyber Crimes
  • Module 3 — Investigating Cyber Crimes
  • Module 4 — Offences under the IT Act, IPC and the POCSO Act
  • Module 5 — Adjudicating Cyber Crimes and E Commerce frauds
  • Certification Exam/ Assessment

CERTIFICATION

 

Honors Badge

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

  • Lawyers;
  • Legal Consultants and Advisors;
  • Law Students and Researchers;
  • You don’t have to be a lawyer to take this Course; and it can be taken by any learner-
    • wanting to be familiarized with the nature of cyber crimes to carry out businesses in a secure environment.
    • wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of securing cyberspace.

Level: Beginner

Language : English

Duration: 6 Months

EVALUATION METHOD

Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain course certificate.

About the Author

Ms. Surbhi Kapur and Ms. Shehnaz Ahmed. Ms. Kapur, a postgraduate in Law from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and an alumnus of the GGSIPU is currently engaged as a Faculty and Legal Editor at LawSkills. She is pursuing Ph. D in the area of International Trade Law from her alma mater. She has an all-embracing experience of more than five years in legal research, legal consultancy, teaching and curricular development in diverse areas of law. Her areas of specialization include international law, trade and commercial transactions laws etc. Ms. Ahmed is Senior Resident Fellow at the Corporate Law and Financial Regulation vertical at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. Prior to assisting the Government in making better laws at Vidhi, she co-founded Zeta Law Chambers. She has also worked with AMSS, Mumbai and Jyoti Sagar Associates, New Delhi. Her core practice areas include IT Laws, data protection laws, payment systems law etc. She has been primarily involved in advising online marketplaces/ intermediaries/ e-commerce companies on various legal and regulatory issues.

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