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City staff log into cyber forensics 101<span><p>The training aims to equip staff in the Safety and Security Directorate with essential knowledge of digital investigations. </p><p>It was conducted by a Cybercrime Investigator with the French National Police, Warrant Officer Benoit Magne – supported by Detective Sergeant Jonathon Coats of the Australian Federal Police, Liaison Officer (Cyber) for Sub-Saharan Africa.</p><p>Not only will it help participants to more effectively secure modern-day crime scenes, but also how to identify any digital devices or components on site, and how these can inform investigations. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Ald%20Smith%20addressing%20staff.jpeg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1048px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>'The City's enforcement services are often first on the scene of a crime, or they are the arresting officers. Securing crime scenes is part of their training, but the increased use of smart devices in criminal acts requires the know-how to secure potential digital evidence and devices, ensuring the integrity of the evidence chain and knowing what to look for. That way, when a suspect or evidence is handed over to SAPS for further investigation, they are able to build solid cases. Our Directorate staff also conduct internal investigations where City staff may be involved, and so this particular skill set is incredibly useful in these instances too,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>Among the aspects covered were:<br></p><ul><li>Checking a scene for digital or electronic devices</li><li>Securing the devices and noting position/content on the monitor</li><li>Labelling ports and cables connected to devices</li><li>Checking for fingerprints on devices but also drives, discs etc.</li><li>Handling and management of non-electronic components like photographs and printouts</li><li>Checking the scene (for example a suspect's home) for possible clues about device passwords<br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Some%20of%20the%20participants%20at%20the%20training%20course.jpeg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>'This training has been fascinating and I am very pleased that we've been able to expose some of our staff members to it. I also want to thank the facilitators for sharing their valuable expertise. We live in an ever-evolving world, where technology is being exploited for good and bad, and not only in the movies.  </p><p>In the future, cyber forensics will be incorporated into our modules at the Directorate Training College,' added Alderman Smith.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/The%20facilitators%20addressing%20participants.jpeg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:800px;" /> </figure><strong>​​End  </strong></span><p><br></p>2024-04-11T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#57dd4baa-626e-4ee4-afde-c96af34a56f2;L0|#057dd4baa-626e-4ee4-afde-c96af34a56f2|investigatory service;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#550cea01-5fec-45fb-8509-f49cfc36c0e0;L0|#0550cea01-5fec-45fb-8509-f49cfc36c0e0|Safety10

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