ONUS ON PO­LICE TO HEDGE BUSI­NESS SEC­TOR FROM CY­BER­CRIME

Observer on Saturday - - News -

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.

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