US Secret Service opens cyber training program for Baltic law enforcement officers

  • 2023-02-13
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The US Secret Service in partnership with the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences and Baltic regional law enforcement authorities opened a new cyber training program in Tallinn on Monday.

The Baltic Computer Forensics Training Program (CFTP) will bring together law enforcement officers from around the Baltic region to develop new techniques to investigate and prosecute cyber criminals. 

The CFTP aims to educate, train, and help equip Baltic region law enforcement partners to investigate new technologies being utilized by criminals, process digital evidence, and respond to network intrusions.

The five-year program, the cost of which is USD 7 million (EUR 6.5 million), will train hundreds of law enforcement officers to employ the latest analytical techniques and equip them with the most cutting-edge technologies to keep pace with emerging threats and the changing landscape of international cybercrime. 

The program is funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.