Finland hosts a CEPOL course on how to combat cybercrime

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31 October 2013

CEPOL course 15/2013 “Cybercrime vs. Cyber security” was held at the Police College of Finland in Tampere from 14-18 October. 30 participants from 22 different Member States, also from Iceland, Turkey, Switzerland and Norway took part in the event. Experts came from Finland, Portugal, Austria, Italy, CEPOL and Europol.

Head of International Relations from the Police College of Finland Peter Sund opened the course and introduced CEPOL activities and the Police College's work. After the overall introduction Alexander Schol, the representative from Europol EC3 talked about the role of EC3 in combating cybercrime. After Mr Schol, Lars Henriksson (Finland) gave an overview about the international cooperation.

On the second day participants heard from Rogerio Bravo (Portugal) about three spaces for cybercrime: legislation inefficiency reasons, information dependency and superiority and the future of police operations and results. Mr Bravo also held a lecture concerning the use of social media to prevent, discover and solve criminal activities. After that, Mr Berhard Otupal talked about target-oriented evidence search and Digital Forensics in the data center.

Wednesday and Thursday presentations were heard from four Finnish experts working against cybercrimes: Mr Kauto Huopio from CERT-Finland, Mr Jarmo Niemelä from F-Secure and Mr Tero Muurman from NBI Finland. Thursday was also the day when the film "Fighting cybercrime through training" produced by Mr Nicola Dileone (CEPOL) was presented to the audience.

In addition to the official programme the course offered possibilities for networking during coffee breaks and other social events.

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