UNODC/TPB strengthens intelligence and investigation capabilities in South and South-East Asia

UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) conducted a specialized train-the trainers workshop for South and South-East Asia on the use of special investigation techniques in the criminal investigation of digital communication channels in terrorist cases in Madrid on 19-23 November 2018. The event was conducted in cooperation with experts from the cyberterrorism group of the Guardia Civil and the Spanish national police

Funded by the Government of Japan, UNODC provided technical assistance to investigators and prosecutors from six South and South-East Asian countries on online investigation and securing digital evidence to more effectively investigate and prosecute terrorist cases.

The tailor-made training conducted by the Guardia Civil and experts from the Spanish national police covered a range of specialized topics, such as internet-based investigation and forensic criminal investigation to more efficiently address internet-based communication tools (such as voice-over internet protocol, e-mail and chat forums.) Furthermore, other topics that were addressed during the workshop included the preservation and protection of digital evidence, anonymous browsing, the Deep Web, processing information from social networks, security measures related to e-mails and other selected topics.

At the end of the workshop, experts and participants expressed their appreciation for the event and highlighted the relevance of the training sessions. UNODC/TPB will closely coordinate with the beneficiary countries and cyberterrorism experts from Spain on future activities.

The activity was conducted under UNODC/TPB's project "Strengthening the Capacity of South and South East Asian Countries to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism and Foreign Terrorist Fighters through Effective Criminal Justice Responses."