He is always on his toes. Many a crime fiction thriller pale in comparison to this man’s pursuits of nipping cybercrime in the bud. Having solved some of the country’s most complex cybercrime cases, Prof. Triveni Singh, SP, Cyber Crime, Uttar Pradesh Police is nothing less than a national hero.
An IPS officer Prof. Singh is India’s first cyber cop. He has investigated more than 200 types of cybercrimes followed by arrests of thousands of criminals and solved cases involving over thousands of crores of fraudulent money.
Prof. Singh is in charge of investigating cybercrime cases as well as providing administrative and technical supervision to 18 cybercrime police stations located at all commissionerates in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He is also the resource person for various central investigation agencies and judicial bodies such as Central Bureau of Investigation Academy (CBI), Ghaziabad, National Police Academy, Hyderabad and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as well as different State Judicial training centres, Police Training Academies and Universities.
The journey to this position was not easy though. Here is an interesting video that takes us through Prof. Singh’s journey from childhood to becoming the top cop that he is today.
Popular as a cybercrime investigation specialist with an intensive technical investigation process, Prof. Singh is known for his expertise in handling financial and banking frauds. During his distinguished career, he has had wide exposure in dealing with cases related to anti-corruption, vigilance, economic offences, money laundering and cybercrimes.
Among the notable cybercrime cases he has solved include busting online fraud of Rs 3,700 crore by Ablaze Info Solutions, busting Jamtara’s fake calls network, cracking a blind murder, arresting a gang duping people by stealing bank details and cloning SIM, nabbing a gang of job scammers among many others.
Prof. Singh has shared his experiences of nabbing criminals and busting gangs in two of his books co-authored with Amit Dubey, a cyber security expert and crime investigator – Hidden Files: Tales of Cyber Crime Investigation and Hidden Files – Unlock.
Prof. Singh has been honored with several distinctions, including President Medal for Gallantry by The President of India and Certificate of Honor by Director, CBI. He was also conferred with India Cyber Cop of the year award, 2012 by DSCI-NASSCOM. He has been awarded at various national and international platforms for his contribution to controlling cybercrimes.
However, Prof. Singh doesn’t believe in resting on his laurels and constantly keeps updating his knowledge base and the latest in cybercrime investigation methods. Besides a PhD, he has earned certifications in the areas of ethical hacking, forensic accounting and fraud examination, computer hacking forensic investigation, cybercrime investigation, etc. He also conducts regular trainings and workshops to share his extensive knowledge and insights and is a much sought after speaker at infosec forums.