A knowledge sharing seminar on ‘Capacity Development on Cyber-Policing in Bangladesh’ was held in the capital on Thursday.
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Bangladesh Police and KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA) jointly organized the seminar held at Le Meridien in the capital.
The knowledge sharing seminar comprised of detailed presentations on capacity development on cyber-policing by officials of CID.
It covered various cybercrime related topics learnt at Korean National Police University, such as, policies of cybercrime investigation, responsiveness for conventional crimes and strengthening future cooperation in cybercrime investigation between Bangladesh and Korea.
Sheikh Hemayet Hossain, Addl. Inspector General of CID and Ahn Seong-Doo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bangladesh, were present at programme.
Sheikh Hemayet Hossain urged the cybercrime unit of CID to further improve its cybercrime investigation for enhanced cyber-policing in Bangladesh.
Ahn Seong-Doo announced that Korean Police will sign a MoU with Bangladesh Police this year to strengthen its partnership.
In recent times, cybercrime has proven to be a fast growing area of crime with the rise of internet usage in Bangladesh. Unauthorized access to information, data/system interference and electronic fraud tend to be accelerating more than ever.
As a result, ensuring cyber-security is one of the major concerns for the government however, tackling the matter remains a challenge.
In this backdrop, KOICA has been supporting Bangladesh Police through its fellowship programs to develop capacity building plan for cybercrime investigation based on the understanding of Korean police activities.
It also attempts to implement and strengthen practical improvement initiatives and cooperative strategies against specific cybercrime. Approximately, 30 officials from Bangladesh Police have received hands-on training from Korea.
Furthermore, KOICA has established a modern cybercrime investigation centre for cybercrime research which is equipped with digital forensic lab, mobile forensic lab, and cybercrime investigation lab and evidence archive under its project ‘Enhancing Cyber-Crime Investigation Capability of Bangladesh’.