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Cyber crime training

Date: October 27, 2006

Ireland will play host to international cyber crime training events for European law enforcement officers at the Garda College in Templemore, has learned.
According to Detective Inspector Paul Gillen, who is project manager of the programme, the training courses will mean that police in smaller countries will have access to the same levels of cyber crime training as forces in larger countries. “Obviously, high-tech crime is a global phenomenon: evidence might be in one jurisdiction and the crime in another,” said Gillen. “All investigators should have access to high-quality training and work on a level playing field.”

Two training courses will be held in Ireland, from next Monday, 30 October to Friday 3 November and again from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November.

Gillen, who heads up the Computer Crime Investigation Unit at the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation in Dublin, said that Ireland was playing a prominent role in tackling the problem of computer crime. The Garda Síochána are members of Interpol’s European working party on IT crime, in addition to participating in Europo’s cyber crime expert group. “While we’re a small country and a small unit, we’re seen to be leading lights in researching and developing initiatives to tackle computer crime,” Gillen told
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