CICC-DICT trains law enforcers to fight cybercrime with AI

The Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) conducted a three-day training session on advanced cyber investigative tools for various law enforcement agencies.

The training focused on open-source intelligence (OSINT) and national intelligence mapping platforms, two tools that use artificial intelligence (AI) to collect and analyze data from various sources on the internet.

More than 70 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police – National Capital Region Police Office (PNP-NCRP), Bureau of Customs (BOC), and Bureau of Immigration (BI) participated in the skills training exercise held at the National Cybercrime Hub in Taguig City.

CICC Executive Director Alexander K. Ramos said the inter-agency specialized training session is designed to improve and fortify the capabilities of the country’s law enforcement agencies in combating cybercrime, especially those that pose a threat to national security and public safety.

“We want to make sure that we increase the skill levels of our law enforcement agencies. We need to continuously build our capability using artificial intelligence to combat the evolving and emerging cyberthreats,” Ramos said in a statement.

Ramos emphasized the need for various agencies to be immersed in hands-on exercises encompassing target location, case management, and data analysis, using real-world scenarios and simulated cases.

“The key here is inter-agency collaboration as this initiative seeks to bolster each of the agencies’ investigative capacity to ensure a cohesive and potent response to cyber threats,” Ramos said.

The training was conducted by global security firm TRG, which has expertise in providing cyber security solutions and services to government and private sectors.

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