Interim results of the Project for “Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research, Development and Education” (L3CE)

The implementation of the project Lithuanian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research, Development and Education“(Grant Agreement No. HOME/2013/ISEC/AG/INT/4000005176), funded by the European Commission, has started in July of 2014 only, but the first achievements in areas such a strategy for L3CE development, Research & Development and Innovation (R&DI) and development of training courses are already visible.

During the project the researchers of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) have developed a R&D study which analyses technologies of Internet of Things (IoT) and cybercrime features on IoT, existing methods for digital forensic, tools and their application opportunities for investigating the cybercrimes on IoT. The R&D study overviews the main technologies which affecting development of the IoT such as communication, protocols, hardware and software components. The social aspects of IoT, digital forensic process and its phases are analysed as well, the classification of digital evidences and its examination techniques are also presented in the R&D study. The application of R&D results and innovation may have a significant impact on progress in fighting against cybercrimes both in Lithuania and at international level.

Another important activity of the project – training programmes’ development – has also been started. Training programmes development activities include identification of needs in knowledge and skills development, adaptation and localisation of training programmes, developed in other countries, development of new programmes and its accreditation, the exchange with existing programmes among countries and training of trainers.

Currently, the experts of Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) and L3CE in cooperation with University College Dublin Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation (UCD CCI) and Vilnius County Police Headquarters (VCP) are developing training course “Identity theft in cyberspace. Legal aspects”. The course is based on deep analysis of legal regulation and practises in European Union and Lithuania and designed for law enforcement agencies performing the forensic and pre-trial investigation of identity thefts in cyber space.

There is a significant progress in L3CE development - L3CE portal launched and L3CE repository developed.

Promotion of L3CE and cooperation at EU level is another important step in project implementation. Information about the L3CE project was published on project partners’ web sites both in Lithuanian and English, the first press release issued in September 2014 as well.

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