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Prosecutors in Costa Rica Trained in Cybercrime and Digital Evidence

Costa Rica, 21 September 2020. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN) through the Global Programme on Cybercrime delivered a training for Costar Rican prosecutors on cybercrime and digital evidence.

The training agenda was developed in accordance with fulfilling the following objectives:

  1. To increase prosecutors’ understanding about the processes of identifying, acquiring, analyzing, and preserving digital evidence, with an approach on ensuring due process.
  2. To increase prosecutors’ skills to understand the results of the report issued by the digital forensic analyst.
  3. To increase prosecutors’ knowledge about cybercrime-related concepts.
  4. To develop prosecutors’ abilities to lead investigations where open source intelligence tools are applied.
  5. To develop prosecutors’ capacities to apply international cooperation mechanisms to obtain digital evidence from foreign law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders.

In this context, topics such as digital evidence, malware, international cooperation mechanisms, organized cybercrime, and open source intelligence were developed.

This training has been made possible thanks to the funding from the Canadian and Norwegian governments to UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime.