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Introductory workshop to the process of cybercrime investigation and handling of digital evidence in Guatemala

Guatemala, 3 December, 2020. In coordination with the Department for the Analysis of Computer Crimes and Cybercrime, of the Criminal Analysis Department of the General Prosecutor's Office, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN), the workshop "Introduction to the process of investigating cybercrime and handling of digital evidence" was held, aimed at assistants and prosecutors.

The workshop was held within the framework of the project "Strengthening the capacities of the justice and security sector in Central America for the prevention, identification and criminal prosecution of cybercrime, transnational organized crime and related cases through digital evidence: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize", financed by Canada.

In this training, the capacities of 20 public officials from the different public prosecutor's offices of Guatemala were strengthened in the identification of elements related to crimes committed through technology, application of processes and good practices in the handling of digital evidence.

This workshop was held from December 1 to 3, 2020, through the educational digital platform of the Training Unit of the Public Ministry (UNICAP), by the specialists Héctor Concohá, Cybercrime analyst of the DAC and Miguel Alfaro, regional consultant in Computer Forensics for Central America and the Caribbean of UNDOC.

María Elena Gálvez, head of the Computer Crime and Cybercrime Analysis Department, highlighted that "it is of great interest for the Criminal Analysis Department of the Public Prosecutor's Office to contribute to strengthen criminal investigations, from the technical knowledge so that these investigations can be developed effectively, working together with strategic allies such as UNODC and UNICAP".