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Training in The Legal Perspective of Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Prevention in Belize

Belize, 22 April 2021. 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 in cybersecurity as the framework to prevent cybercrime for prosecutors, investigators, and officers of the public utilities regulator. The training took place from 19 to 22 April 2021.
The objectives of this twelve-hour training were to introduce the conceptual framework of cybersecurity; to reflect upon cybersecurity as enabler of cybercrime prevention; and, to explain the governance and legal dimensions of cybersecurity in Belize.
Different topics were developed, such as concepts and components of cybersecurity, the person as a subject to protect by cybersecurity mechanisms and measures, cybersecurity strategy, and cybersecurity applicable law and stakeholders in Belize.
Furthermore, the Head of Belize Police Department’s Cybercrime Unit shared in his remarks that his team has obtained operationally valuable knowledge due to this training, as well as other training that have been provided by UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime in the context of the 2021 series of training in countering and preventing cybercrime. This training was the fifth training of the series.
This training has been made possible thanks to the support of Belize Police Department, the Public Utilities Commission, as well as the funding from the Canadian government to UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime.