NABU Detectives of the Forensic Laboratory acquired unique skills

Two employees of the Forensic Laboratory of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) received a certificate of an expert on computer-technical research according to the criteria of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). Currently they are the only ones in Ukraine who have received this qualification confirmation.

In 2016 with the support of the European Anti-Fraud Office the Detectives of the Forensic Laboratory of the NABU completed a full of study abroad for specialized training program course. As a result of numerous practical tasks and special tests, criminologists have been certified for the examination and analysis of Microsoft Windows-class operating and file systems.

«90% of the tasks that we conduct in the Bureau require knowledge that encompasses completed training. Certification is needed for the "outside" world - for the courts and the prosecutor's office. The certificates hepl to make weighty the word of the criminalist of the NABU. This certificate confirms the level of qualification and is recognized all over the world and especially in the USA, where the International Association comes from”, said the Head of the Forensic Laboratory Andriy Harkusha.

The Head of the Information Processing and Analysis Department of the NABU Radzhami Dzhan is convinced that the acquired skills will enhance the effectiveness of the NABU`s investigations.

"We strive to introduce leading approaches and tools in the work of the law enforcement agency, in particular, we focus on developing such areas as the use of modern information technology in the search, collection, processing and analysis of information, computer investigations. This will definitely contribute positively to the speed and quality of identifying corruption offenses and gathering evidence", he said.

The NABU Forensic Laboratory has no analogues in Ukraine. The Laboratory is equipped with modern technics provided by the Government of the United Kingdom according to the international technical assistance agreements.