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UCD CCI hosts and co-organises first INTERPOL Cybercrime Summer School Training Course


Cybercrime investigators and computer forensic specialists from 21 countries are taking part in the first INTERPOL Cybercrime Summer School Training Course co-organised with UCD CCI.

The two-week programme (25 July – 5 August) is aimed at developing theoretical and practical knowledge and skills across a range of areas to assist investigators in conducting more effective cybercrime investigations:

  • Disk imaging
  • Live data forensics
  • Mobile phone forensics
  • Money laundering investigation
  • Search and seizure techniques
  • Voice over Internet protocol and wireless investigations
  • Malware detection and analysis

Also part of the training being delivered by professionals from both law enforcement, UCD and the private sector, are case simulation exercises enabling the students to incorporate these skills.

“In order to effectively fight against cybercrime it is important that law enforcement work with academia and the private sector which is why this course, the first co-organised by INTERPOL with the University College Dublin, is important”, said Jaime Ansieta, Assistant Director of INTERPOL’s Financial and High-Tech Crime unit.

“The joint law enforcement and academia training programme is a key element in providing exactly what law enforcement cybercrime investigators need” added Mr Ansieta, who also thanked the An Garda Síochána for their support in facilitating the course.

“Once the task of specialist national police squads, cybercrime investigation has become part of the workload of regional police forces and even individual districts,” said Professor Joe Carthy, UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics, who is Director of the UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation.
“This Cybercrime Summer School Training Course co-organised by INTERPOL and UCD, with the support of An Garda Síochána shows that Ireland is at the forefront of this scientific area.”

INTERPOL has been working closely with the UCD since the signing of an agreement in 2009 to provide specialist training and academic exchanges to promote law enforcement e-crime investigation expertise.