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Police training to lift network-security skills

The Australian Federal Police has signed a deal with Australia’s premier computer emergency organisation that will provide police officers across the country with specialist training in network security issues. Australia’s computer emergency response team, AusCERT, has developed a course that will provide law enforcement officers with the skills to conduct investigations of large computer-networked environments – such as those belonging to internet service providers. The AFP-based national high-technology crime centre piloted the course in May and is now preparing to send its first group of officers on the intensive, four-day training program. AusCERT general manager Graham Ingram said the course was designed to equip police officers with a level of confidence when conducting large-scale security investigations. “For most officers to walk into a large ISP, be confronted with racks of equipment, and know how to run an investigation could be quite daunting,” Mr Ingram said. Full Story

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