A four-day training course on "Combatting Cybercrime and Conducting Digital Investigations" for professionals concluded on 31 October 2019 in Tashkent. The seminar was organised by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan and the Academy of the General Prosecutor's Office of the country with the support of the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE Secretariat.
The course targets law enforcement officers who may be the first to appear at the scene of the crime, but do not possess the necessary skills to respond effectively to cybercrime 35 law enforcement officers from the Ministry of Interior, the General Prosecutor's Office and the State Security Service of Uzbekistan attended the event, which covered all aspects of rapid response, from planning and preparation before examining the crime scene and preserving digital evidence, to the compilation of an incident report and follow-up.
This course was developed for the OSCE by the University College Dublin Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation. The Centre was established in 2006 with the specific purpose to support law enforcement agencies in the fight against cybercrime.
The seminar was delivered by Anna Illamaa, who has more than 16 years of experience as a police officer in Estonia, and Alexander Donchu, with 11 years of experience in the Office for the Prevention and Countering Money Laundering under the Moldovan Government.