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Workshops on Cybercrime in Guatemala

Guatemala City, March 12, 2020. The Global Cybercrime Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN) delivered a workshop on cybercrime prevention aimed at United Nations officials in Guatemala.

In coordination with the National Civil Police of Guatemala, this same workshop was delivered to officials in the Central American country.

Jordi Martín Domingo, UNODC education specialist, was in charge of these trainings, which included the following topics: cyber security, privacy, cyberbullying, grooming, sexting and sextorsion.

In this workshop, Martin explained that cybersecurity is "the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks and data from malicious attacks". He added that the term has a broader meaning and applies "to many elements, from computer security to disaster recovery.”

In his presentation, he noted that, through the Internet, there is an increase in cyberbullying, grooming and cyber gender violence; threats to privacy; images of child sexual abuse; crimes committed by minors; as well as abusive use and gambling.