This meeting focused on improving capacity and enhancing co-operation between law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation of all forms of cybercrime, as well as their co-operation with the Internet Service Providers and the private sector.
The 2008 Annual Police Experts Meeting was organised by the OSCE Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU) and brought together policing experts directly involved in dealing with cybercrime.
For several years cybercrime has been a matter of serious concern for the international community. In order to effectively combat this threat, law enforcement agencies must be able to respond quickly. Along with providing investigators with up-to-date training, law enforcement agencies and Internet Service Providers must develop mechanisms that facilitate effective communication and networking with their counterparts.
The Strategic Police Matters Unit was informally invited to participate, as a partner, in the Europol’s Working Group on Cybercrime. The working group monitors cybercrime activity and makes recommendations for capacity building and training to combat the crime.
The Strategic Police Matters Unit will develop an extra-budgetary project to provide a regional training course on cybercrime investigation. The project will focus on delivering the academically accredited Europol training for investigators.
To this end, the SPMU will collaborate and co-ordinate its anti cybercrime activities with other units, institutions and OSCE field missions