U.S. Embassy Provides Cyber Crime Traning for the Royal Bahamas Police Force

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RBPF officers participate in CBSI-funded Cybercrime training workshop in Nassau. (Photo State Dept.)

In an effort to bolster The Bahamas’ ability to prevent and respond to cyber-attacks, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) collaborated to deliver cyber-crime training for 16 RBPF Officers January 19-21 in Nassau.  The cyber vulnerability assessment course, attended by RBPF cyber investigators and forensics specialists, was made possible through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) to combat transnational crime that threatens regional security.

The three-day course for law enforcement was part of ongoing U.S.-Bahamian cooperative efforts to address crime in The Bahamas, and the latest in a series of cyber training opportunities coordinated by the U.S. Embassy.   Previous courses have included:  a Cyber Awareness for Prosecutors Workshop attended by 20 police and public prosecutors in Nassau December 16-20, 2014; a U.S. Secret Service-led Access Device (Credit Card) Fraud Course attended by more than 20 RBPF Officers and industry stakeholders in Nassau December 4-5, 2014; and an International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Computer and Network Intrusion Course attended by five RBPF Officers in El Salvador March 10-14, 2014.

Participants in this week’s course learned tools and techniques to prevent and respond to hacking and other cyber-attacks.