During the first day, the attendees were briefed not only on digital forensic collection, NATO CCDCOE initiatives, or International Law application to cyberspace operations, but also on the inclusion of non-MP teams in the collection domain. The second and third day were mainly dedicated to syndicate work, namely, cyber law, crime scenes – collection and analysis
of volatile data, as well as a digital forensics analysis.
Apart from syndicates, on Thursday participants also attended the panel discussion entitled Military Policing Cyber Crime. The panel covered a variety of topics ranging from actors within cyberspace to collection of digital evidence and the role of Military Police in the process. It is noteworthy that, Brigadier General Poul PRIMDAHL – ACT ACOS Requirements Division (MP COE FOGO Champion) paid a visit to the workshop and took part in the discussion panel. In his remarks, he underlined the importance of military police engagement in the new NATO domain.
It is worth mentioning that the Officer of Primary Responsibility was considerably supported by subject matter experts representing the NATO CCD COE - Estonia, Joint Warfare Centre – Norway, Naval Criminal Investigative Service - USA, High Tech Crime Institute and Total Forensic Solutions – USA as well as the Computer Crime Investigative Unit – USA.
The workshop concluded with following recommendations:
- To develops residential course concerning digital evidence collection
- To develop an e-Learning course regarding cyber crime scene prevention;
- To organize the next iteration of Cyber Crime Investigation Workshop the in upcoming year (to be confirmed);
- To actively engage the MP Community of Interest in the Crossed Swords Exercise series starting in 2020.