ONUS ON POLICE TO HEDGE BUSINESS SECTOR FROM CYBERCRIME
The Royal Swaziland Police Service (RSPS) has a responsibility to ensure that the business sector is protected from the cybercrime through continuous personnel training to enhance levels of vigilance and circumspection.
This was revealed by Senior Deputy National Commissioner - Emmanuel Sula Dlamini who was representing the national commissioner during the official opening of the “Cyber Forensic for First Responders Training Programme” held at Matsapha Police Academy on Monday. Dlamini said that the police have a major role in supporting socioeconomic development programmes through fighting various crimes that impinge on economic growth and vibrancy. The senior deputy stated that criminals should not be given any room to manipulate the internet and financial systems for their own selfish gain, therefore they should be halted in their tracks to ensure that economies are not ripped off and diluted. He urged the participants to use the skills and knowledge obtained from the course to make a significant impact in reversing the frontiers of cybercrime. Dlamini expressed appreciation towards the French Government for sponsoring the course, stating that it came at the perfect time when cybercrime is seriously destroying economies across jurisdictions of the world. He acknowledged that such capacity building intervention will ensure that the Police and other stakeholder agencies are able to respond with decisiveness in curtailing this phenomenon.
The French international technical expert and regional advisor Christophe Bellouard expressed appreciation towards the Matsapha Police Academy for hosting the Cyber Forensic course.
He revealed that this was only the first level of the training programme and expressed hope that subsequent courses will follow soon. The programme which lasted for five days was attended by 24 officers from the RSPS, AntiCorruption Commission and participants from Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
It aimed at capacitating investigative practitioners within the SADC region with the requisite skills to tackle cybercrime.
CRIME FIGHTERS: French technical expert Christophe Bellouard, Senior Deputy National Commissioner Emmanuel Sula Dlamini and Assistant Commissioner Patrick Mavimbela during the official opening
POSE: Senior Deputy National Commissioner, French technical expert Bellouard and Assistant Commissioner Patrick Mavimbela posing for a group for at the Ivory Tower.
VIGILANT: Senior Deputy National Commissioner Emmanuel Sula Dlamini when officially opening the training programme
SKILLS: Chief Police Information and Communications Officer Superintendent Khulani Mamba with participants from Zimbabwe
ATTENTIVE: Participants of the First Responders Training Programme in Cybercrime
PERFECT TIMING: French technical expert Christophe Bellouard making his remarks
FOCUSED: Some of the participants of the First Responders Training Programme in Cybercrime.