Prevention of cyber crime: FIA to work closely with Microsoft, COE: DIG FIA -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Prevention of cyber crime: FIA to work closely with Microsoft, COE: DIG FIA

ISLAMABAD: With the increase in use of cyber space by unscrupulous elements, cyber-crime investigation is becoming a priority area for the Federal Investigation Agency (F1A). The FIA has close collaboration with Microsoft in a number of areas including cyber-crime.

This co-operation took a further step when Cyber crime specialists from the Council of Europe (COE) and Microsoft visited Islamabad to train technical experts and investigators of the FIA. The three day workshop titled, Cyber Forensic Investigation” focused on transferring internationally recognised knowledge and skills on vigilance, management of cyber crime violations and threats and the creation of a strong defence against cyber crime activities.

Present at the occasion, Zafarullah Khan, Director General FIA remarked, Internet is affecting all the areas of our lives. Criminal elements are also engaged in exploiting this technology to their nefarious advantage. Hence, it is imperative that security agencies like FIA have the ability to understand, track, analyse and prevent cyber-crime proactively.

FIA is grateful to Microsoft and Council of Europe for providing the opportunity to its officers to benefit from the latest technical and investigative best practices in the field of cyber-crime.” 100 FIA participants of the NR3C unit attended the seminar, which was concluded with a round table session where senior officials of FIA, Microsoft and COE were present.

“The nature of cyber-crime is dynamic and we need to be updated on every front. Given the scale of threat, it is imperative for every society and government to be conscious of and prepared for managing this threat. Through this agreement and training I believe that we will be able to create a more focused and proactive approach awards dealing with cyber-crime,” said Kamal Ahmed, Country Manager Microsoft Pakistan.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:3/13/2010