From 16 to 20 November, the Mission to Kosovo conducted an advanced training on cybercrime for 13 participants of the Kosovo Police Division against Organized Crime and the Directorate of Information and Communications Technologies in Prishtinë/Priština. This activity follows up the previously Mission-delivered training on cyber-crime and its overall objective was to continue providing the investigators with practical investigation tools for computer crime examination, tailored to the actual capacities and requirements of the Kosovo Police.
The participants were introduced to modern cyber-crime investigation techniques with a particular focus on prevention of terrorist attacks and dismantling of terrorist organizations and organized crime networks. With a particular focus on the specifics of cyber-crime investigations, securing, managing and presenting evidence to be able to provide for the prosecution office and courts, the training equipped the participants with knowledge on cyber-smuggling, financial cybercrimes, virtual currencies and anonymous payment systems. In addition, through practical exercises during the training, the participants gained new skills in conducting online covert operations and internet investigations, as well as how to seize digital evidence while conducting a search at premises.