The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has set out to teach law enforcement officers in Uzbekistan how to conduct cryptographic and darknet investigations. The regional body recently organized a training course for employees of state security services in Tashkent.
Uzbekistan Police and Security Agents Attend OSCE Course on Cryptocurrencies
Representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Security Service attended a training course on cryptocurrency and dark web His investigations Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Between 17 and 21 October in the capital, Tashkent.
The course was organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Department of Transnational Threats in cooperation with the OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan and the Academy of the Prosecutor’s Office, the intergovernmental security body said on its website.
“Participants learned about key concepts and major trends in the areas of online work, anonymity and encryption, cryptocurrencies, obfuscation technologies, the dark web, and Tor networks,” the announcement detailed.
They have also practiced various methods and methods for staking crypto assets, analyzing the blockchain, and researching the dark web. The course was based on materials provided by the European Community for Training and Education in Cybercrime (ECTEG).
A new computer class donated by the OSCE to the Prosecutor General’s Academy was opened before the session by the Deputy Prosecutor General of Uzbekistan Erkin Yuldashev and the Acting OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan Hans-Ulrich Ayhm.
Coding training continues in the region throughout the next year
Evgeny Kulenko, who heads the Prosecutor’s Academy, noted that digital technologies are changing the criminal landscape. He insisted that law enforcement education in this area needs a long-term and systematic approach.
“Education on cybercrime requires appropriate equipment — hardware and software,” added Girat Musaev, head of the academy’s ICT implementation and information security department. Musaev also praised the new dark web lab.
The OSCE course is the first of its kind in Uzbekistan within the second phase of the “Capacity Building to Combat Cybercrime in Central Asia” project funded by the United States, Germany and South Korea. Similar training activities will continue across the region throughout 2022 and 2023.
This year, the government in Tashkent took steps to regulate the crypto sector in Uzbekistan more comprehensively. In the spring, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev export Decree providing definitions for terms such as crypto assets and exchange. New registration rules for crypto miners were Foot In June and earlier in October, Uzbekistan charged crypto companies a monthly fee.
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