Establishment and functioning of specialised cybercrime units
Nowadays, societies rely more than ever on IT&C. One direct consequence for modern Police Service is the need to focus investigations on the online environment and on the new crimes generated by technology.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is an example on how cyber criminals are trying to adapt their illegal activities and benefit even from a global crisis.
Specialised units on cybercrime play a major role for investigating such cyber threats, enforcing relevant laws and securing criminals to justice, thus maintaining public safety and order.
The webinar aims to focus on:
- the processes for the establishment and functioning of specialised units on cybercrime within the Police Service
- the required capacities and responsibilities
- the procedures and best practices for conducting investigations
- the need for inter-agency cooperation and police-to-police international cooperation.
The experience of the Romanian Police will complement the set of general recommendations provided, in line with the international standards provided by the Budapest Convention.
- Acquire knowledge on the role of a Cybercrime Unit, its competences, personnel selection, training and equipment requirements, cooperation strategies (public-private, international), investigation tools and procedures, reporting system.
- Learn about the value of the support and role of specialised units on cybercrime for the investigations of other crime areas.
- Engage in discussions with peer-participants and share experience on current challenges and perspective solutions, also in the light of the outbreak of cyber threats related to the global COVID19 crisis.
- Council of Europe, Specialised cybercrime units - Good practice study, 2011
- Council of Europe, The functioning of 24/7 points of contact for cybercrime, 2009
- Council of Europe, Reports on cybercrime reporting systems, 2014
- Council of Europe, Cybercrime strategies, 2012