Cybersecurity and Digital Policing in Modern Kenya
This programme is delivered in partnership with the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.
This is a forward-looking training programme aimed at equipping law enforcement personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively address the contemporary challenges and opportunities in the digital landscape.
Kenya, like many nations, is witnessing an unprecedented rise in cybercrimes, online fraud, and digital threats. Simultaneously, digital tools offer new avenues for law enforcement to improve public safety and communication.
This programme strives to bridge the digital divide in policing, enabling attendees to navigate this dynamic environment successfully. It covers various aspects of cybersecurity, digital forensics, and the strategic utilisation of technology in modern policing.
- Understanding Cybersecurity Fundamentals:
Participants will acquire a solid understanding of fundamental cybersecurity concepts and principles, including threats, vulnerabilities, and risk management. This knowledge equips them to identify, prevent, and respond to cyber threats effectively.
- Digital Forensics and Evidence Handling:
Attendees will learn the essential skills and techniques for digital forensics, including the collection, preservation, and analysis of digital evidence. This knowledge is vital for conducting investigations and maintaining the integrity of evidence in cybercrime cases.
- Securing Critical Infrastructure:
Safeguarding critical digital infrastructure is paramount. This objective focuses on strategies to protect key digital systems, networks, and data against cyberattacks, ensuring the uninterrupted functioning of essential services.
- Legal and Ethical Aspects of Digital Policing:
Understanding the legal and ethical dimensions of digital policing is crucial. Attendees will learn about the applicable laws, regulations, and ethical considerations when conducting digital investigations and cybersecurity operations.
- Effective Use of Digital Tools and Data Analysis:
Modern policing requires the effective use of digital tools and data analysis to enhance operations and public safety. Participants will gain insights into harnessing technology for crime prevention, investigation, and community engagement.
Who should attend
This programme is particularly beneficial for law enforcement personnel who are engaged in cybercrime units, digital forensics, and intelligence gathering. It is also highly relevant for officers involved in operational planning and those tasked with implementing technology-driven policing strategies.
This includes detectives and investigators who are increasingly encountering digital evidence in their cases, as well as IT professionals within the police force who need to understand the context in which their skills are applied. Additionally, front-line officers who need to recognise and respond to cyber-related incidents as part of their daily duties will find this training crucial.