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National Cyber Forensic Lab Opened in Hyderabad

Published on May 15, 2022
Current Context: Union minister Amit Shah has opened National Cyber Forensic Lab at the central Forensic science lab in Hyderabad.
National Cyber Forensic Lab Opened in Hyderabad
  • In today’s world cybercrime is one of the biggest challenges in society.
  • Ministry of Home Affairs already permitted the establishment of NCFL in December last year.
  • This lab has been created under the Cyber and Information Security Division which includes Hitech technologies and infrastructure to tackle the issues in digital forensics.
  • The estimated cost to establish NCFL is 35.51 crore.
  • NCFL consists of four units i.e Mobile phone embedded unit, a Digital storage Media Unit, an Advanced digital forensics Unit, and a Crime Scene Unit.
  • As of now, there are 7 NCFLs in the country working towards cyber crimes and helping investigating officers.
  • Apart from that Amit Shah has also participated in Praja Sangrama Yatra-2 a month-long Yatra organized in the Tukkuguda area.
  • Static Part:
    • CERT-In: Nodal agency for cyber security incidents
    • Establishment year: 2004
    • Works under: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology


Q.1 Cyber Information & Security Division comes under which Ministry?
a. Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
b. Ministry of Defence
c. Ministry of Home Affairs
d. Ministry of Science & Technology

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