“Success of the fight against cyber crime hinges on not only the professional capabilities of individuals but also international co-operation," said Assistant Commissioner (Crime) Lo Mung-hung when he addressed the opening of the 10th Train-the-Trainer Workshop on IT Crime Investigation for Asia and South Pacific between September 10 and 14. He urged the participants to grasp the opportunity to build up a working relationship among themselves to tackle cyber crimes.
Following the success of the same event held last year, the Technology Crime Division of Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB) and INTERPOL jointly hosted the five-day workshop in Hong Kong. Among this year’s 21 workshop participants, four came from the Force while the others came from Thailand, Bahrain, Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Singapore, Kuwait, Bhutan, Maldives and Macau.
Chief Inspector Ip Wai-kin and Senior Inspector Lam Ka-chun, together with Singapore Police and Team Cymru (an international Internet security research organisation), formed a training team to deliver intensive training in advanced skills of tracing criminals on the Internet and analysing network traffic, using the latest incident response tools, and investigating cyber crimes originating from “Botnets" (networks of compromised computers).
Within a few days, the participants had to absorb a large amount of knowledge in various subjects. A practical examination with a stringent passing mark was held on the last day of the workshop to test their efforts and to ensure the qualified participants would become trainers.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, CCB Chief Superintendent Chung Siu-yeung congratulated the participants on their achievements in the workshop and encouraged them to pass on newly acquired knowledge to their colleagues.
The event concluded with a reception hosted by CCB and INTERPOL for the participants, who brought home the friendship they had built up during the workshop, besides knowledge and networking.
Following the workshop, Mr Serupepeli Neiko, an Inspector from the Fiji Police Force, was on attachment to the Technology Crime Division for a week with a view to bringing to his police force the good practices and advanced skills in tackling technology crime. He is grateful to CCB for its hospitality and for having an opportunity to share knowledge with CCB officers.