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E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PGOV, PHUM, PREL, ECON, ECPS, SMIG, SNAR, SOCI, GR, TU, RO, AL, MK, BU, YI, MW SUBJECT: THESSALONIKI: INVITATION TO TRANSBORDER COOPERATION CONFERENCE ON CYBER CRIME, JUNE 1-4
1. ConGen Thessaloniki is pleased to announce a training seminar for southeast European police officers and prosecutors on "Trans-border Law Enforcement Cooperation to Combat Cyber Crime" in the northern Greek border city of Drama on June 1-4, 2009. ConGen Thessaloniki is organizing the seminar in cooperation with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Southeast Europe Cooperation Initiative (SECI). This will be the fourth consecutive year Post has held a regional seminar on trans-border cooperation, with previous topics including trafficking in persons, narcotics trafficking, illegal immigration and weapons smuggling. As in previous years, FBI will cover the cost of foreign participants' transportation, lodging and per diem during the seminar. Please see para 6 below for a draft program of the seminar. Posts that wish to send participants are asked to respond by March 26, and to provide a list of participants by April 2.
2. The primary aim of the training seminar is to build capacity in cyber forensics and promote practical cooperation among operational level police and prosecutors from countries of southeast Europe. We can accommodate up to three (3) participants from each country (two police and one prosecutor), and invite Embassies Ankara, Sofia, Skopje, Belgrade, Tirana, Podgorica and Bucharest each to identify, vet and nominate three participants. (There will also be three participants from Greece.) We request that Posts nominate English-speaking participants, in order to facilitate discussion and to reduce conference translation costs. Posts that are unable to find English-speaking participants should contact us to discuss alternative arrangements.
3. The seminar will develop cyber forensic investigative skills: the use of computers and information technology to investigate a wide variety of crimes that at some point in their planning or execution involved the use of computers (or smart phones). Such crimes include, for example, credit card fraud, bank fraud, identity theft, robbery, child pornography, rape, kidnapping, murder and terrorism. The seminar will focus on hands-on training on techniques, recent successes and how cooperation led to success, case studies and the American experience in fighting cyber crime (almost any crime involving the use of computers). The seminar is designed for participants who have responsibility for investigating or prosecuting cyber crime but are not yet experts. Discussion will include best practices in investigation and prevention, including exchange of information and other cooperation among neighboring countries. The seminar will take place in a classroom-type setting with audiovisual equipment and a laptop for each participant. Participants should be able to use a laptop with Windows operating system and a standard English keyboard, and have at least basic knowledge of how to use the internet. FBI and other USG experts will provide instruction and lead discussions in English.
4. The city of Drama is approximately 150 km from Thessaloniki and 50 km from the Bulgarian border. Drama hosts an annual international film festival and is headquarters for some of Greece's finest red wine producers. The seminar will be held at the "Kouros" Hotel. Participants will stay at the "Kouros" hotel, 3 km outside of town, towards the neighboring city of Kavala.
5. Fund cites and other practical details will be provided in a separate message. We are aware that in previous years a few participants have encountered difficulties with visas and other travel arrangements. We are working closely with Greek authorities and conference organizers to avoid such difficulties this year. For information, questions or to inform us of your post's interest in participating, please contact George Pelargidis at PelargidisG@state.gov or phone: +30 2310 242 905 X3113.
6. Seminar schedule:
Monday, June 1, 2009
PM Arrival and Registration of Participants 19:00 Reception and Welcoming Remarks
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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09:00 -09:15 Opening - Introductions 09:15 -10:45 Review and Identification of Various Types of Digital Evidence 10:45-11:00 Break 11:00-12:30 Continuation of the Review of Various Types of Digital Evidence 12:30-13:30 Lunch - discussion of national challenges, practices 13:30-15:00 Online Reconnaissance - The Study of Who Has Been Where on the Computer 15:00-15:15 Break 15:15-16:30 Volatile Data Discussion- The Study of Monitoring Cyber Activity While It Is Occurring (as compared to exploitation of seized information) 16:30-1730 Discussion, question and answer
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
09:00 -10:30 Forensic Imaging - The Copying of Hard Drives 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:30 Introduction to the Forensic Tool Kit & Case Setup 12:30-13:30 Lunch - discussion of national challenges, practices 13:30-15:00 Forensic Analysis "Hands On"-Exploiting the Computer with Key Word Searches 15:00-15:15 Break 15:15-16:00 Forensic Analysis-"Hands On" Case Study- Graphic Analysis 16:00-17:00 Forensic Analysis-"Hands On" Segment on Recovering and Analyzing Forensic Data 17:00-17:30 Discussion, question and answer
Thursday, June 4, 2009
09:00-11:00 Forensic Analysis-"Hands On" Case Study-Practical Problem 11:00-11:15 Break 11:15-12:30 Forensic Analysis-"Hands On" Case Study-Practical Problem 12:30-13:30 Lunch - discussion of regional cooperation 13:30-14:30 Vista Forensics-The Study of Cyber Forensics on Systems Using Vista 14:30-14:45 Break 14:45-15:15 Closing Ceremony 15:35 Departure YEE