Memorandum of Education in Cybersecurity for Law Enforcement Officers Signed at Digital Almaty 2023
A four-party agreement was signed on February 2 at the forum by the Payment and Financial Technologies Development Centre of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, Binance Kazakhstan Technologies Ltd, International Technopark IT start-ups Astana Hub, and the Academy of Law Enforcement Agencies under the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
As part of collaborative initiatives, the organizations will develop educational programs for the Law Enforcement Academy under the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is a regional hub for countering global threats in the Central Asian region. One of these threats in today's world is cybercrime.
"The lack of sufficient training of law enforcement representatives to deal with new modern threats can lead to the criminalization of the digital sphere. To resist these threats, law enforcement agencies must have sufficient knowledge in the field of digital technologies. I am sure that the memorandum signed today will provide a solid basis for the accumulation of knowledge and skills necessary to address many law enforcement aspects of cryptocurrencies, as well as open up new opportunities for training on the specifics of disclosure and investigation of cybercrime", - said Marat Seksembaev, Rector of the Academy.
According to international research in the crypto industry, the volume of cybercrime has reached an all-time peak in 2022. To solve this global problem, a collaborative process is being launched to involve major market players and to focus on training law enforcement officials on new blockchain tools for tackling cybercrime.
"Binance has an industry-leading global FATF security and compliance team with over 750 employees worldwide. We cooperate with state law enforcement agencies and private organizations in the fight against money laundering and tracking suspicious activity. Based on the original accounts provided by our partners, we conduct investigations that allow us to identify suspicious transactions within the network. We are constantly updating and expanding our internal anti—money laundering (AML) detection and analytics tools", - comments Zhaslan Madiyev, General Manager of Binance Kazakhstan.
"As the largest technology park in the region, we are excited to become a platform for law enforcement cooperation and a technology ecosystem, including with major market players. The development of crypto-incident investigation processes should go hand in hand with the development of the crypto industry and blockchain technology in general. I believe that Kazakhstan will be able to create the best practice in the region, for which we are ready to provide all necessary support", - said Magzhan Madiyev, CEO of the Astana Hub International Technopark.
The educational program will be implemented at the Academy on the basis of educational materials from Binance together with the research laboratory Blockchain Center with the support of JSC "Center for the Development of Payment and Financial Technologies of the National Bank of Kazakhstan" and the International Technopark IT start-ups Astana Hub.
It is worth noting that the international forum Digital Almaty is taking place on February 2-3 in Almaty. The organizers are the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, the Almaty City Administration, Tech Garden, and Astana Hub.