Enhancing the knowledge and skills of criminal justice practitioners from South-Eastern Europe in live data forensics was the focus of a one-week training course hosted by the OSCE from 26 February to 2 March 2018 at the Albanian Security Academy in Tirana.
The course, which was organized by the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threats Department, with the support of the OSCE Presence in Albania and the Albanian Security Academy, was attended by 20 members of various criminal justice institutions from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
The training provided attendees with basic theoretical knowledge about live data forensics as well as practical skills to perform live data forensics and data acquisition on both Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. The training course was developed by the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG), of which the OSCE is a member, and was delivered by two external experts from German and Norwegian law enforcement agencies.
The course is part of a larger OSCE regional capacity building project and was the third in a series of regional training activities addressing various thematic aspects of combating cybercrime and cyber-enabled crime, taking place from January until the end of April this year. The project is a collaborative endeavour of the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threats Department, the OSCE field operations in South-Eastern Europe, and their respective host authorities. The project’s implementation is steered by a co-ordination board which selects and nominates participants for each regional training activity and will later monitor and evaluate local training activities run by the beneficiaries themselves in the second part of the project.