Police is Karnataka is aiming to have at least one cyber crime unit per district.
The Karnataka police said that the state plans on achieving the target by year 2019.
Police, especially those from the CID are already working on an intensive training programme on how to deal with hacking, online harassment, credit/debit card fraud and data theft.
The training may be held to empower and train even at the constabulary level, it was said.
It need be recalled that Karnataka was the first to establish a dedicated police station to handle digital crime 15 years ago.
Many other states including Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have also stepped up police training and are seeking out experts from industry.
The sudden awareness is also seen at the central level.
As the Ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) has collaborated with the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) to set up cyber forensic labs in all metro cities.
These facilities would be used for training and building awareness of cybercrime investigation.