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Seminar "Cybercrime and digital evidence" for officials of the Judiciary in Guatemala

Guatemala, February 19, 2021. The United Nations Regional Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean in Panama (UNODC ROPAN), through its office in Guatemala, in coordination with the School of Judicial Studies of the Judiciary of Guatemala and within the framework of professionalization that continues to implement the Judicial Career Council, held the seminar "Cybercrime and digital evidence".

The sessions were held on February 9, 11, 16 and 18, virtually, and strengthened the knowledge in the introduction to the process of investigating cybercrime and handling digital evidence of more than 70 magistrates, judges, judges and judges of first instance of femicide and other forms of violence against women in the Republic of Guatemala.

The topics covered in the training were: the internet of things; digital government and information security in the security and justice sector; understanding how cybercriminals steal, hijack information and credentials of a user and the forensic process, digital evidence and good practices.

These topics were taught by experts in the field Nayelly Loya, head of the UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime; Daniel Otzoy, expert in digital transformation of UNODC and Miguel Alas Alfaro, regional expert in computer forensics of the UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime.

These training sessions are part of strengthening the capacities of public officials of security and justice institutions to prevent, investigate and respond to emerging conflict drivers and ongoing tactics of conflict-related violence against women and girls, within cybercrime.

These actions are carried out in the framework of the project "Creating new avenues of resilience to sustain peace from Kaqchiquel, Q'eqchi' and Mestiza women" implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations organization dedicated to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment (UN Women), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Center for Research, Training and Support for Women (CICAM), funded by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).