Tackling Cyber Security Threats Focus of INTERPOL Workshop

INTERPOL on July 7, 2011 released the following:

“SINGAPORE – National Security Officers, Information Security Officers and other specialist law enforcement officials from 20 countries have taken part in the first INTERPOL Cyber Security Training Workshop.

The two-day meeting (6-7 July) in Singapore brought together experts from both the law enforcement and private sectors to share the latest information and give practical demonstrations of techniques to address cyber security threats and incidents including;

  • trend analysis of cyber attacks
  • practical use of digital forensic tools in cyber security incidents
  • evidence analysis and recovery techniques
  • technical analysis of malware and botnets

Among the trainers were experts from the European Network and Information Security Agency, the McAfee laboratory and the Cyber Defense Institute who outlined potential future risks and their counter measures.

“The Singapore Police Force is delighted to have hosted this training workshop with INTERPOL for the international policing community as part of our efforts in the fight against cybercrime,” said Deputy Assistant Commissioner Cheong Chee Ming, Director International Cooperation.

INTERPOL’s Director of Information Systems and Technology, Noboru Nakatani said that with the INTERPOL Global Complex due to open in 2014 in Singapore, the country was an obvious choice to host the first INTERPOL Cyber Security Training Workshop.

”Cybercrime has no borders and as the world’s largest police organization, INTERPOL is ideally placed to ensure that all of our member countries benefit from the widest possible expertise and experience which is what this workshop has provided,” said Mr Nakatani.

The participating countries were: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Ecuador, India, Japan, Jordan, Macao SAR China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda and Zambia.”

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