Bengaluru: Infosys foundation head and Padmashree Sudha Murthy gifted a fully furnished building to the Criminal Investigation Department. The facility is equipped with both hardware and software for cybersecurity research and to train policeman in countering cybercrime.

The building on Palace Road, Bengaluru was constructed within a span of two months. "We promised to hand over the building in 60 days. We will take up the maintenance of the building and systems and will also conduct training in data management for the next five years. Few officials will also be sent abroad to receive special training for two weeks. …I am always ready to help the government, especially in terms of data security," said Sudha Murthy.

Previously training could only be conducted for 20 people at a time at the premises. The new building will not only train over 100 policemen in data security but will also train students and people associated with the judiciary.

According to Praveen Sood, DIG CID, “It is not enough to train only policemen, the centre will also train prosecutors and judges. The training of constables attached to the police station will take five days to complete level 1 and three days for level 2. We need to train at least 10,000 personnel in the next two years with regard to cybersecurity.