Deputy National Police chief Chhay Sinarith said investigation and crackdown on cybercrime in the Kingdom have become more important than ever.
Speaking at the opening of a five-day training course on cybercrime on Monday, he said it will train 80 speciality police officers and is designed to equip them with essential cybercrime investigation and crackdown procedures skills.
The course is being conducted under cooperation between Cambodia’s anti-cybercrime department police and Singapore police from February 24-28. It is the first of its kind to be held this year.
Speaking to his officers, Sinarith said: “Technology is an increasingly transformative tool for people. The internet has become an essential part of everyday life. It could be considered the heart of modern civilisation, which means cybercrime poses a risk to everyone.
“As technology grows, so do the capabilities of those who wish to commit cybercrimes. This means the fight against it is becoming increasingly complicated, requiring law enforcement officials to work harder and harder to improve their understanding,” Sinarith said.
The Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Cybercrime Department director Chea Pov told The Post on Monday that the training focused on examples of cybercrime that have been used already.
He said this would enhance the capabilities of the speciality police officers in their future ability to be able to identify cybercrime.
“By learning from our experienced trainers in the field of cybercrime from Singapore, we hope our police officers will gain new skills and knowledge,” he said.
On the first day of the training, the course trainer from Singapore shared his many years of experience in researching and cracking down on cybercrime, said Pov.
For the following days, the trainees will learn about research procedures, management processes and use of cryptocurrency technology.
They will also study methods and techniques of fraud through cybercrime, specifically on social networks.
The recruits will also gain practical experience by studying electronic equipment used in cybercrime.