A five-day training seminar on countering cybercrime for representatives of Kazakhstan’s governmental institutions and law-enforcement agencies concluded on 26 October 2018 in Astana.
Fifteen officials took part in the Advanced Computer and Network Intrusion Course led by experts from the United States. The participants represented the Interior Ministry, the Prosecutor General’s Office and its Law Enforcement Agencies Academy, the Justice Ministry’s Forensic Centre, Kazakhstan’s Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-corruption, and the State Revenue Committee of the Finance Ministry.
The course provided participants with the skills to respond to most network intrusion investigations. They learnt about log analysis and specifics of using the Windows command line and Linux. They were taught to investigate computers of both victims and suspects involved in cybercrimes.
All participants had previously completed the OSCE-supported train-the-trainers programme for the Basic Investigation of Computers and Electronic Crimes Programme and Computer and Network Intrusion Course. Following the training seminar on countering cybercrime they will teach the additional skills they learnt to their peers in respective ministries and government structures .
The event was co-organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Astana, the Office of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office of the United States Embassy in Astana, the Law Enforcement Agencies Academy of the General Prosecutor’s Office and the L.Gumilev Eurasian National University.
The training seminar is part of the OSCE Programme Office’s activities to combat transnational threats, money laundering and the financing of terrorism and prevent the abuse of the Internet for criminal purposes.