INTERPOL Collaborates with ITU-IMPACT to Enhance Asia Pacific’s Digital Forensics Capabilities

Cyberjaya – Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - The International Telecommunication Union and International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (ITU-IMPACT) together with INTERPOL had organised a seminar aiming at enhancing the cyber crime investigation capabilities of law enforcement agencies, National CERT/CIRTs, regulators, and Internet service providers (ISPs) in the Asia Pacific region. The three day event took place at IMPACT’s premise in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, from 19 – 21 February 2014.

More than 40 senior officials from 15 countries - Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Nepal, Bangladesh, Korea (DPR), Afghanistan, Australia, and Malaysia - attended the sessions conducted by INTERPOL, ITU-IMPACT, Stroz- Friedberg, and Nuix - a worldwide provider of digital investigation software - to learn about the current threats, processes, and techniques in digital forensics investigation. Participants were also able to share the challenges they faced and lessons learnt with their counterparts and experts for useful feedbacks.

“The transnational and evolving nature of cybercrime means it is essential for all those committed to combating this crime, whether law enforcement, specialist organizations or the private sector to communicate and work together,” said Sanjay Virmani, Director of the INTERPOL Digital Crime Centre. “This workshop has provided a strong base for specialists throughout the region to enhance their knowledge and develop best practice in investigation and response techniques. This will in turn assist them to better protect the public from these cyber threats in the future,” concluded Mr Virmani.

“We are confident partnerships with INTERPOL and the industry’s leading digital forensics experts such as Nuix and Stroz Friedberg will strengthen our relationship with key stakeholders in addressing cybercrime and further enrich ITU-IMPACT’s capacity building programmes to benefit our 149 partner countries,” said Philip Victor, Director, Policy and International Cooperation, IMPACT.

“Nuix is investing in the global capacity to combat cyber crime by working with ITU-IMPACT and INTERPOL,” said Rob Attoe, Senior Vice President of Investigations Training & Services at Nuix. “We are dedicated to sharing our digital forensics and crime-fighting knowledge with developing countries in the ASEAN region and worldwide that face significant economic constraints in improving their cybersecurity readiness.”

 

About ITU-IMPACT
The International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) is the cybersecurity executing arm of the United Nations’ specialised agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). ITU-IMPACT is the world’s first not-for-profit comprehensive global public-private partnership against cyber threats. IMPACT provides ITU’s 193 Member States access to expertise, facilities and resources to effectively address cyber threats, as well as assisting United Nations agencies in protecting their ICT infrastructures.

About INTERPOL
INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 190 member countries. Its role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. INTERPOL’s high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support helps meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century.

About Nuix
Nuix is a worldwide provider of information management technologies, including eDiscovery, electronic investigation and information governance software. Nuix’s advanced digital forensic investigation tools empower corporate and law enforcement investigators to analyse terabytes of evidence per day. Nuix customers include the world’s leading advisory firms, litigation support providers, enterprises, government departments, law enforcement agencies, and all of the world’s major corporate regulatory bodies.