Information Security and Cyber Forensics Lab


Objective: Information Security lab of NIELIT Chennai enables the stakeholders to use various range of tools, software and equipment’s to enhance the knowledge in Information security and Cyber Forensics for the purpose of consulting and training.


Equipment’s & Software Available at NIELIT Chennai

1. RHEL 8: RedHat is one of the leading contributors to the Linux kernel and associated technologies in the greater open source community from the beginning. Red Hat help improve features, reliability, and security to make sure your infrastructure performs and remains stable no matter your use case and workload

2. Mobile Forensics: Mobile forensics is a part of Information security relating to recovery of digital evidence or data from a mobile device under forensically sound condition, to explore in this NIELIT Chennai have software tool Oxygen Forensic Detective.

Oxygen Forensic Detective is an all-in-one forensic software platform built to extract, decode, and analyze data from multiple digital sources like mobiles, IoT devices, device backups, UICC and media cards, drones, and cloud services

3. Digital Forensics: Digital Forensic is also a part of Information system security encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime, to explore in this NIELIT Chennai has Tools like E-DAS PORTABLE WORKSTATION and CELL SITE ANALYZER.

E-DAS PORTABLE WORKSTATION: is specifically designed to the advantages of Oxygen Forensic Detective Software, will allow you to rapidly acquire multiple devices ranges from 20 to 60 at the same time by allowing virtually unlimited extractions at once. 

OSForensics: OSForensics is a commercial computer forensics package for the Windows operating system that reveals a plethora of information about the underlying PC.

Cell Site Analyzer (CSA Kit): CSA is a force multiplier which can be used as a standalone system. This allows investigators to identify the identity of Cell Tower Ids covering an incident area or a route travelled by suspect or targets. CSA allows investigators to record various parameters like Cell ID, LAC, and Signal Strength of up to 6 Neighboring Cell Ids along with the position of the investigator. CSA helps investigators to collect these parameters from various places of interest like a crime scene, Prison area, International Borders, Vital installations like power plants and Dam's etc.

XG-1541 Base pfSense+ Security Gateway: Providing comprehensive network security solutions for the enterprise, large business and SOHO, Netgate solutions with pfSense Plus software bring together the most advanced technology available to make protecting the network easier than ever before. Our service are built on the most reliable platforms and are engineered to provide the highest levels of performance, stability and confidence in virtual lab.

4 . System Security: System security encompasses all facets of accessing information assets. From authentication, to software updates, anti-virus protection, and modifications - security is a key component to a device operating at its optimum. These practices help to mitigate various security concerns. To carry out best practice different kinds of Auditing and Monitoring tool are used in NIELIT Chennai

System Monitoring: Nagios is a software that helps security administrators to monitor their infrastructure. These tools monitor system devices, traffic, and applications, and sound the alarm in the event of malfunctions and disruptions. Nagios Identify problems before they occur, Know immediately when problems arise, Detect security breaches, Plan and budget for IT upgrades and also provide Downtime notification.