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UNODC, Continues Commitment in Strengthening El Salvador Capabilities on Cybercrime

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the National Academy of Public Security (ANSP) and the National Civil Police (PNC) of El Salvador held the closing ceremony of the  Basic Course on Cybercrime Investigation. The closing ceremony was held in Izalco, Department of Sonsonate, on May 23 rd, 2016.

The course was designed and delivered by the Cybercrime Unit of the PNC with technical assistance of UNODC under the Global Programme on Cybercrime. The objective of the basic course on cybercrime is to strengthen IT and computer forensics knowledge, and the use of technological tools and techniques for the investigation of cybercrime. It was addressed to 21 investigators, who successfully completed the course, selected from delegations of El Salvador western region.

The course was held in Izalco, Sonsonate from April 25 th to May 23 rd, 2016. It was focused on learning basic computer concepts applied to computer-related crimes, typology and definition of cybercrime, applicable law, procedures and best investigative practices, and digital forensics. The course participants were able to exchange information, and experiences on cybercrime. Additionally, the participants acquired practical knowledge, applicable to different types of cybercrime. This effort, together with the initiatives to strengthen justice sector institutions, has as main objective to countering cybercrime in El Salvador and the region, a type of crime that is growing.

The course was developed thanks to the financial resources provided by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the Embassy of the United States in El Salvador under the project "Strengthening of the capacities of El Salvador National Police to effectively identify and investigate cybercrime cases".