Open source intelligence and related issues in counter terrorism

Status message

Active context: context_uid_blog
22 January 2020
Author: 
Police Academy of the Netherlands

Terrorists use all possibilities internet provides for their criminal acts. Because of that, law enforcement officers need continuous training to conduct investigations successfully. The Police Academy of the Netherlands organised course 88/2019 Open Source Intelligence/ E-evidence/ Encryption Technologies used to facilitate terrorism, in collaboration with Europol and Eurojust. From 11th until 15th November 2019 the training was held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

Thirty-three law enforcement officers participated in this course: from 19 Member States, Europol, Frontex, Denmark, Norway and Turkey. They were offered a variety of presentations:

  • Heimen Engeltjes, lecturer at the Police Academy of the Netherlands, “Definition and update on terrorism”
  • Hannie Dijkslag and Lars van Mulligen, lecturers at the Police Academy of the Netherlands, “Overview of Cyber threats” and “General OSINT Techniques”
  • Javier Martin Vallejo, ECTC Europol, The SIRIUS platform
  • Gabor Ivanics, Eurojust, Legal issues and legal framework of the EU and US
  • Marco Doodeman and Richard Driessen, lecturers at the Police Academy of the Netherlands, “Darkweb” and “E-evidence”
  • Edwin Bakker, Professor University of Leiden/ Head of the Knowledge and Research Department of the Police Academy of the Netherlands, “OSINT report Destination Syria”

Practising was a significant part of the training. This was highly appreciated by the attendees. One of them wrote in the evaluation:

“This was a very good course with plenty of practical examples, not just theoretical things”.

Staff members of the Knowledge and Research Department of the Police Academy organised the training, supported by Europol and Eurojust.

The group took the initiative to create a social media group to share knowledge.


Blog

12 July 2018

Last week the Security Academy of the Federal Ministry of the Interior in Austria implemented the CEPOL course 99/2018 “Management of Diversity – Step 2”. The activity took place from the 25 June to 29 June 2018 in the Police Training Centre in...

25 June 2018

On 04-15 June 2018, an international training on handling the investigation casework in hazardous environment at illegal drug manufacturing site titled “Illicit laboratory dismantlingadvanced” organized by Central Forensic Laboratory...

04 June 2018

The International Training Centre in Budapest hosted the CEPOL Course 30/2018 titled "Bitcoins and Cryptocurrencies – Prevention of Illegal Use” between the 22nd May and 25th May. Participants included 33 practitioners...

Pages

Contact

Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27
Hungary

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest
Pf.314
Hungary

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032

Video