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Workshop "Digital forensic analysis and challenges in the collection of digital evidence with emphasis on first responders" in Honduras

Tegucigalpa, May 10, 2022. In order to strengthen the authorities in the use of special techniques for investigation, prosecution and efficient punishment of cyber facilitated and cyber dependent crimes, the workshop Digital forensic analysis and challenges in the collection of digital evidence with emphasis on first responders was held in the framework of the Global Programme in Cybercrime: Strengthening the security and justice sector of Central America to effectively prevent, identify and prosecute cybercrime, transnational organized crime and related cases through digital evidence: Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize.

Organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, this training was attended by 38 security and justice operators from the Public Prosecutor's Office and the National Civil Police and also provided an opportunity to make a needs assessment and validate the equipment that UNODC will provide to strengthen the forensic laboratories of the participating institutions.

The specific objectives of the workshop were:

  • Strengthen Honduran officials and authorities to effectively investigate, prosecute and punish cyber facilitated and cyber dependent crimes using special investigative techniques.
  • To increase the awareness levels of the country's authorities about the threats posed by cybercrime and to take measures to prevent and report them.
  • Cooperate efficiently with other national counterparts on cybercrime-related issues.

 Some of the topics discussed were: international best practices for collecting digital evidence; challenges for acquiring, preserving and analyzing digital evidence; and organized cybercrime and the DarkWeb, among others.

During the same mission to Honduras, an introductory workshop on cybercrime "Applied prevention strategies" was delivered to the teaching staff of the Secretariat of Education.
In addition, some 250 boys and girls gathered at the Children's Museum Chiminike to participate in a cybercrime prevention workshop given by UNODC experts.

This activity was carried out with the support of the Government of Canada.