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Press release MSc Cybercrime


Ireland Leading Europe in Countering Cybercrime

The UCD Centre for Cybercrime Investigation, in its groundbreaking partnership with An Garda Siochana, Industry and its European partners, this week launched the first module of its new Masters in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation. This launch was attended by Deputy Commissioner Martin Callinan of An Garda Siochana as well as the Director and Deputy Director of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.

This two year Masters programme is designed to combat cybercrime on a European basis, with students from law enforcement agencies from fifteen European countries. These students will graduate from UCD in September 2011, providing Europe with twenty-seven more highly qualified cybercrime investigators to help in the fight against cybercrime within the EU. They will also in turn go on to train others and have a large impact on their own countries fight against cybercrime

Students will be trained in areas including Mobile Phone Forensics, Malware Analysis and Internet Investigations. Reflecting the European nature of this programme, whilst the majority of this training will take place in Ireland, students will also train in France, Greece and the United Kingdom over the course of the two years.

This European Commission funded ISEC programme is the culmination of eight years of hard work by a number of people, representing an investment of 2.7 Million Euro. Speaking at the recent launch at the UCD Centre for Cybercrime Investigation, the project managerDetective Inspector Paul Gillen, from An Garda Siochana, announced that the programme has recently been evaluated by the EU Commission and was rated as the Number 1 Law Enforcement Programme for its “sustainability, relevance, inclusiveness of maximum number of Member States and its partnership between Law Enforcement, Academia and Industry”.


press release msc cybercrime
Back Row (left to right): Detective Chief Superintendent Martin McLaughlin, Deputy Commissioner Martin Callinan, Detective Superintendent Eugene Corcoran and Detective Inspector Paul Gillen.
Front Row (left to right): MSc students from An Garda Siochana (Computer Crime Investigation Unit): Eimear Nevin, Mick Gubbins and Marion Brennan.

The full press release is available online at http://www.csi.ucd.ie/news/ucd-centre-cybercrime-investigation-launches-new-msc-cybercrime-investigation