In 2014 the TOT Project was funded by the European Union and managed by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, to improve efficiency, cooperation and mutual understanding of the main actors involved in the fight against cybercrime: LEAs and Prosecutors. One of the goals was to create a framework for the certification for European Cybercrime Investigators and Cybercrime European Prosecutors to establish the basis for the development of a group of professionals with the ability to deal properly with transnational problems of cybercrime.
Now, the Global Cybercrime Certification Project funded by ECTEG provides an opportunity to implement the work done in the TOT Project creating an international certification framework based on the Training Competency Framework for Cybercrime (TCF) to enable Law Enforcement Agents and Judicial Authorities to develop their knowledge and skills and to enhance confidence within the criminal justice system of their jurisdiction as well as international investigations.
The three main objectives of this project are to seek sustainability of this certification system, to develop certification requirements for the roles of “Head of Cybercrime Unit”, “Online Investigator”, “Digital Forensic Examiner” and ” Judicial Authorities dealing with Cybercrime Investigations”, as well as to and to deliver pilots for the target LEAs and Judicial Authorities.
The Global Cybercrime Certification is a tool for capacity building at EU (and international) level, which:
- contributes to raising and harmonising the standards in EU cybercrime training.
- supports national training and certification efforts by providing an instrument that can be adapted to the different specific laws and processes, maintaining an EU perspective.
- counts with both practitioners and EU stakeholders.
It is important to note that the certification will not be linked to any specific training, nor will the project deliver any training. The certification is fully independent from the training allowing to certify practitioners who followed any additional training organised by national LEAs, international organisations, an academic curriculum or ad-hoc training.
- Description of the Global Cybercrime Certification Framework.
- Head of Cybercrime Unit Role description and Certification Requirements.
- Online Investigator Role description and Certification Requirements.
- Digital Forensics Examiner Role description and Certification Requirements.
- Judicial Authorities dealing with Cybercrime Investigations Role description and Certification Requirements.
- Pilots sessions, organised for attendees from all EU countries:
|Profile||Sessions||Attendees / session|
|Head of Cybercrime Unit||3||12|
|Digital Forensics analyst||5||10|