OSCE trains Azerbaijani and Georgian law enforcement officers to combat cybercrime through open source IT forensics and network investigations

By SSharma

TBILISI, 17 May 2016 – A five-day training course for law enforcement representatives from Georgia and Azerbaijan on introductory open source IT forensics and network investigations started on Monday in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Organized by the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE Transnational Threats Department with the support of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs and its Academy, the course places emphasis on the use of open source forensic tools for capturing and analysing digital evidence, as well as on conducting networking investigations in tackling cybercrime.

The course will also provide the opportunity for regional networking among participants, with the aim of facilitating future cross-border co-operation.

“It is of utmost importance that law-enforcement agencies across the world harmonize their methods and approaches in fighting cybercrime, which is why such regional training courses provide excellent opportunity to establish direct contacts and exchange experience in parallel to training,” said Miranda Khabazi, Deputy Rector of the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

The practical training uses material from the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG) and is led by a cybercrime expert from the Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation at University College Dublin, and supported by an expert from the OSCE.

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