BJA Director Highlights BJA NTTAC Resources for Preventing Cybercrime

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Director Denise O’Donnell discusses cybercrime in the February 2014 issue of The Police Chief, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) monthly magazine. In the issue, which focuses on homeland security and cybercrime, Director O’Donnell highlights challenges in addressing cybercrime and BJA’s efforts to provide resources and training to law enforcement to the combat cyber threats. According to Director O’Donnell, BJA is partnering with the IACP on the Law Enforcement Cybercrime Resource Center to help identify training, resources, tools, and technical assistance to support law enforcement in developing the expertise necessary to meet the cybercrime challenge. The resource center will be a web-based portal designed for law enforcement officials to ask questions and get answers with a list of resources – no matter the level of technical experience the requestor may have. BJA’s NTTAC offers additional resources for criminal justice and law enforcement officials and works to facilitate the delivery of high-quality, strategically focused training and technical assistance to achieve safe communities nationwide. BJA NTTAC–provided assistance covers a broad set of topic areas including training, information dissemination, technical assistance, and facilitation of multi-agency and cross-jurisdictional teams and working groups. This extends to the area of cybercrime training (for investigations and forensics), awareness, and possibly technical assistance. To read the full article, click here.