THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The hi-tech cyber security centre of the state police, Cyberdome, which received Government nod last August, would become a reality at Technopark by March 1.
The State Government had initiated the Private Public Partnership-based project, Cyberdome, in the wake of increasing cyber crimes and to gear up the hi-tech cyber cell of the State Police to counter newer and emerging cyber threats.
According to Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP)(Modernisation) Loknath Behera, the department identified a site near the administrative block of Technopark where work on the Cyberdome is under progress.
‘’Currently, we are procuring the necessary hardware and solutions for the centre and other furnishing works are in progress at the centre. Meanwhile, Centre for Development and Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has been recruiting qualified officials of the Police Department to be posted at the centre,’’ said Behra.
He added that work on the Cyberdome is expected to be finished before March 1. Cyberdome which has 22 primary functions has also received technical support from IT companies at Technopark.
The cyber security centre is supposed to undertake activities such as Internet monitoring, virtual policing, social media in virtual policing, automated threat intelligence in near real-time, cyber forensics, virtual courts, tracking system for protecting children, criminal tracking software and roughly 16 other activities including the maintenance of databases of fugitives, stolen vehicles and database on stolen or lost documents.
Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM), Nation Informatics Centre (NIC), C-DAC and Computer Emergency and Response Team - Kerala (CERT-K) are the other stakeholders in the implementation of the project.
Meanwhile, Additional Chief Secretary of Home and Vigilance Department, Nalini Netto, said that she would hold talks soon with all the stakeholders involved in the establishment of Cyberdome, in order to fast track its opening.
A Government Order (GO) was issued in August 2014 which allotted Rs 2 crore towards the establishment of Cyberdome.