OSCE Trains Uzbekistan Law Enforcement to Track and Seize Crypto, Search Dark Web – Bitcoin News

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has established a training course for Uzbekistan law enforcement officials on how to do dark-web and crypto investigations. The regional body recently organized a training course for employees of the country’s security agencies in Tashkent.

Security and Police Officers from Uzbekistan Attend OSCE Course On Cryptocurrencies

Representatives of Uzbekistan’s Prosecutor General’s Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the State Security Service have taken a training course on cryptocurrency and dark web investigations held by the OSCE between Oct. 17 and 21 in the capital Tashkent.

The course was organized by the OSCE Transnational Threats Department in co-operation with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan and the Academy of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the intergovernmental security body said on its website.

“Participants learned about the main concepts and key trends in the areas of internetworking, anonymity and encryption, cryptocurrencies, obfuscation techniques, dark web, and Tor networks,” the announcement detailed.

Additionally, they practiced different methods of seizing cryptocurrency assets and darknet scanning. It was based in part on material provided by European Cybercrime Training and Education Group.

A new computer classroom donated by the OSCE to the Prosecutor General’s Academy was inaugurated before the course by Deputy Prosecutor General of Uzbekistan Erkin Yuldashev and Acting OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan Hans-Ulrich Ihm.

The next year will see continued crypto training in the region

Digital technologies have been transforming the criminal landscape, noted Evgeniy Kolenko who heads the Prosecutor General’s Academy. Evgeniy Kolenko stressed that this area of law enforcement education requires a systematic and long-term approach.

“Cybercrime education requires adequate equipment – both hardware and software,” added Gayrat Musaev, Head of the Academy’s Department for Implementation of Information and Communication Technologies and Information Security. Musaev also expressed appreciation for the creation of the dark Web lab.

The OSCE course is the first of this kind in Uzbekistan within the second phase of the “Capacity Building on Combating Cybercrime in Central Asia” project funded by the U.S., Germany, and South Korea. Similar activities in the region are planned for 2022-2023.

This year, the government in Tashkent has been taking steps to more comprehensively regulate Uzbekistan’s crypto sector. The spring saw President Shavkat Mirziyoyev issue a decree that defined terms such as crypto assets and cryptocurrency exchange. In June, new registration requirements for crypto miners were introduced. Also in October, Uzbekistan established monthly fees to crypto companies.

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Lubomir Tatsev

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