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ECTEG trainers annual meeting


For the second time, the ECTEG trainers meeting was organised in Budapest, kindly hosted by CEPOL.

Twenty-five trainers from Law Enforcement and other organisations

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All Digital Week


The pan-European ALL DIGITAL Week is an annual digital empowerment campaign run at digital competence centres, libraries, schools, community centres and non-profits

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ENISA releases online NIS Directive tool showing per sector the national authorities for operators of essential services and digital service providers

The NIS Directive tool is intended as a one-stop shop for experts from the industry linking to relevant ENISA work, national cybersecurity strategies, the CSIRT network, and the NIS Cooperation group website.
This year all EU member states are implementing the NIS directive in their countries. The NIS Directive is the first piece of EU-wide cybersecurity

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ECTEG trainers meeting 2018

First ECTEG trainers meeting was organised in October 2018 to strengthen computer forensics training capacities at EU and national level with support from CEPOL, Europol-EC3 and Council of Europe.

ECTEG trainers (some)

The 22 trainers, coming from all around EU and beyond, got access to the new materials and were requested to review the

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IOCTA 2018

Europol-EC3 published the new Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment.
Document may be downloaded from the Europol Website

Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Towards an Optimal International Response

New paper by Dr Victoria Baines is now published.

This research identifies opportunities for improvement in the international response to the range of criminal activities known as online child sexual exploitation (OCSE). Drawing on a review of academic and grey literature, and using the techniques of visioning and horizon scanning,

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Security Union: Commission facilitates access to electronic evidence

The Commission is proposing new rules to make it easier and faster for police and judicial authorities to obtain the electronic evidence, such as e-mails or documents located on the cloud, they need to investigate, prosecute and convict criminals and terrorists.

EU Commission website

CyberEX project pilot course candidates

The Belgium Federal Police, in partnership with the French Gendarmerie and the Université de Technologie de Troyes and with support from the Norwegian Police University College, all ECTEG members, finalised a comprehensive two weeks course for Law Enforcement Cybercrime specialists.
This course will become ECTEG materials  available by year 2019 for all Law Enforcement Agencies.
The project,

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Global Cybercrime Certification Project Kick Off Meeting

The Kick Off Meeting of the Global Cybercrime Certification Project is being held in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid on the 19th and 20th of February.
During this meeting, the partners (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, University College Dublin, Albstadt-Singmaringen University and Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute) have been working on the project’s road map

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Common Taxonomy For Law Enforcement and CSIRTS

published by EUROPOL :
The objective of this document is to support the Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) and the Public Prosecutors in their dealing with Law Enforcement Agencies in cases of criminal investigations, by providing a common taxonomy for the classification of incidents, named Common Taxonomy for Law Enforcement and The National Network of

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Many organisations are trying to improve #mobileforensics. #FORMOBILE recognises the current efforts of @NIST - and recommendations for a similar approach to centralise testing in Europe could from FORMOBILE. Read more here:

Today's the day! DFRWS Virtual EU starts in a few hours. On top of our program of paper and practitioner presentations, we also have a number of poster presenters. Full versions available here: Posters attached (1/2)

If your device becomes infected with #malware 🐛 it could be recruited as part of a #botnet. 🔗 Look for these signs of infection:
▶️ pop-up ads
▶️ device is slower than usual
▶️ #antivirus is unexpectedly disabled
▶️ settings are changed without the user's permission

#SMEs: How to protect your virtual assets and maintain #cybersecurity during #COVID19. #ENISA offers top 10 cyber hygiene tips to keep your #IT safe 👉!WR34vu #phishing #ransomware

The @NCSC have put together a step by step guide on how to detect, respond to and resolve #cyber incidents. Check it out here 👉

It’s that time of year again! 📸Capture20 is open!
Are you a law enforcement officer with an eye for photography? Then submit your photos to our annual photo competition. This year, we have 2 categories:
making Europe safer & #Covid19 pandemic policing

New @EU_Commission call for a pilot project on online child protection:

➡️ map existing age verification and parental consent methods;
➡️ design, implement and test an interoperable infrastructure for child online protection.

Apply by 15 July 2020 via

#C1b3rWallAcademy brings together great professionals and communities, who through 15 practical modules, will teach us the most important and current topics on cybersecurity and fight against cybercrime. We will launch them periodically, the two first modules coming soon!

You will be able to follow the course through the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group @ecteg learning platform.

In a few days we will publish the event and registration page.

There are many risks that children become exposed to online, especially during a pandemic 🚸
Parents can help mitigate them by taking a few simple precautions.
For more, visit:

#ChildrensDay2020 #StaySafe

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