Fiji Police investigation officers attend cyber threat landscape workshop

The workshop held via Zoom. Picture: SUPPLIED

Investigation officers within the Cyber Crime Unit, Transnational Crime and Intelligence Bureau participated in a Cyber Threat Landscape and Artifacts workshop yesterday.

The workshop was facilitated by Cyber Safety Pasifika (CSP) in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).

Officers joined the Zoom training session from six different locations in the West, North, South, Headquarters and at the Cyber Safety Tier 1 Training facility based at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova, and included representatives from the Australian High Commission, Ministry of Communication, and other regional counterparts.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the Cyber Threat Landscape and Artifacts workshop aimed to ensure officers were appropriately equipped with the knowledge of current cybersecurity threats considering increased online activities during COVID-19.

She said the training targeted specific areas of social media risks, forensic analysis and other cybercrime-related aspects.

Fiji Police Director International Relations Senior Superintendent Ulaiasi Ravula said Fiji Police was intent on ensuring international training of its personnel continued despite the closure of most borders.

“We thank APNIC for partnering with us in boosting our cybercrime and intel officers on emerging transnational crimes as a result of increased online activities,” SSP Ravula said.

“We’ve also noticed an increase in online usage during the COVID-19 period globally, and we believe the training conducted will be of great help in our work of investigations.”

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