CAREER IN CYBER LAW & CYBER SECURITY
(By Rajeshwari Patidar):-
The convergence of computer networks and telecommunications facilitated by digital technologies has given birth to a common space called ‘cyberspace’. The cyberspace has become the most happening place today.
India is moving towards greater internet penetration with each passing year, the cyber-crimes are also increasing at a fast pace. To deal with the increasing rate of cybercrimes, demands for more legal experts and lawyers with specialization in cyberlaw is rising. Law domain experts say that in this age of technology, we are almost dependent upon the internet and computers, phones, and iPads, while we are handling finance and banking, trade, communications, and so on.
WHAT IS CYBER LAW?
Cyber is a word used to define the culture of virtual reality, information technology, etc. And the laws that protect these spaces – both from perpetrators and intruders are called Cyber Laws. Across the globe, these laws are in their nascent stage, growing along with the ever-expanding purview of information technology. A career in Cyber Law is an exciting one because it is a growing field. Every once in a while a new oddity is found and is fixed. While most laws dealing with an actual, physical world and its rights, Cyber Law is just expanding to identify the internet world.
NEED FOR CYBER LAW?
In India the Information Technology Act, the first cyber law act was introduced in 2000. According to National Crime Record Bureau reports, there has been an increase of 60.06% in cases registered and 64.15% in arrests made under IT act since 2012 and the number continues to rise. Similarly, an increase of 73.54% in cases registered and 55.14% in arrests made under IPC since 2012. There is an immense need for the formulation of strict cyber laws to protect people from Cyber Threats such as:-
-Credit card frauds
-Viruses, Spam, etc
-Computer-related and facilitated crimes.
Cyber Law Diploma Courses
-Diploma in Cyber Law
-Diploma in Cyber Laws and Information Technology
-Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law
-Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law & Ethics (PGDCE)
-Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law & Information Security (PGDCIS)
-Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law & Intellectual Property Rights
-Post Graduate Diploma in Cybercrime & e-Commerce Law (PGDCEL)
Cyber Law Certificate Courses
1.Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law (PGCCL)- Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 (IGNOU).
2.LawSikho’s Diploma in Cyber Laws, Fintech and Information Technology (Fully online course, mentorship from top cyber lawyers, entrepreneurs and placement support available)
Diploma in Cyber Law: Career Prospects
With the emergence of technology and internet having a widespread impact with its various functionalities, the amount of crime in the cyberspace is also on an increase. This has broadened the scope of career in the field, hiring candidates who are well versed in the rules and regulations of the field.
After successful completion of the Diploma in Cyber Law course, students have a wide range of prospects in the streams of cyber field ranging from working for police departments, corporate houses, and IT companies. They can become Cyber Consultant, Research Assistants, Security Auditors, Network Administrators, and so on.
If you have a degree in cyberlaw, then apart from a lawyer you can get government jobs in various departments like:
You can work as advisors in the ministry of information and technology.
You can become a cyber consultant in any IT firms, bank or police department. Nowadays the police department has its own cyber cell to handle cyber crimes. They also need cyber law experts to prosecute the multitude of cases that come up.
You can work as advisors to web developers or cyber security companies
Research assistant in Security Auditors and Network Administrators in government firms and technology companies.
You can advise e-commerce companies and other tech companies. The demand for lawyers in tech companies is at the highest and growing at a stunning pace.
You can be an independent cyber lawyer arguing cyber law matters. Here is how a fresh law graduate built her career in cyber law in a very short span.
List of Few Colleges/Universities Offering Cyber Law Courses
3.National Law School of India University, Bangalore
4.National University of Legal Studies and Research University of Law, Hyderabad.
5.Symbiosis Society Law College
6.Indian Institute of information & Technology
7.Indira Gandhi National Open University- IGNOU
8.KC law college, Mumbai
9.VN Patil Law College, Aurangabad. 10.Asian school of cyber law.
It’s giving Btech+LlB with specialization in Cyber Laws and B-Tech in Cyber forensic.