First Caribbean Cybercrime Conference in Aruba

Gino Bernadina Spokesman for the Public Prosecutor Office

OVER THE BANK, St. Maarten – The Attorney General’s Office together with the Kingdom Detectives Cooperation Team (RST) and DataExpert from the Netherlands will host the first Caribbean Cybercrime Conference in the Renaissance Hotel in Aruba on November 16.

The goal of the Caribbean Cybercrime Conference is to create awareness for the growing threat of cybercrime and the growing demand of digital investigations. The objective is also to explain what digital forensics and cybercrime is all about.

In the last decade the use of electronic devices such as iPads, smartphones and laptops has grown exponentially, also among suspects in criminal cases. This has posed an extra challenge for law enforcement as well for the corporate industry. Due to constant technical innovations and the increase of cybercrime, the complexity of criminal investigations is constantly rising.

Investigators and managers from the Caribbean islands including South and North America are encouraged to attend the Caribbean Cybercrime Conference. Participation from both government officials and representatives from private enterprises is highly appreciated. This event is free of charge. However, enrollment is necessary.

The conference will start with an introduction by Director of the Forensics Team of DataExpert André Hakkers followed by a word of welcome by RST head Martine Vis. Attorney General for Curaçao, St. Maarten and the BES islands Guus Schram will also deliver some opening remarks, which will be followed by a keynote presentation entitled: “Threats and challenges in the area of cybercrime and cyber security” by Lodewijk van Zwieten, senior prosecutor, seconded national Expert to Eurojust for Cybercrime.

The opening addresses will be followed by several sessions on topics regarding cybercrime and digital forensic investigation. The closing keynote, entitled: “Demystifying the Dark Web,” will be delivered by Michael Stout, senior information security consultant and trainer.

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Also contact spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s Office Gino Bernadina at +5 (999) 514-2362/+1 (721) 542-224.