The Croatian company will train investigators to use forensic tools to combat cybercrime.
The Croatian company INsig2 has won a European Commission’s tender and signed a four-year contract worth five million euro to educate European investigators in the field of digital forensics. The consortium, led by the world-renowned forensic company INsig2, which also includes Ventex from Rijeka and the US forensic company AccessData, will organise and conduct educational training sessions in the field of digital forensics and analytics. The client for this assignment is the European Commission’s Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), reports Večernji List on September 14, 2018.
During the next four years, INsig2 will train about 1,000 police investigators from across Europe through one-week and two-week training sessions. The sessions will be held in various EU member states and the consortium will be in charge of equipping the classrooms and executing the training. With a lot of practical work, the goal is to enable investigators to conduct investigations themselves using all available forensic tools to combat cybercrime, with emphasis on financial fraud.
Education will cover a very wide area of digital forensics, such as digital searches on Windows, Mac and Linux computers and operating systems, mobile and smartphone investigations, investigations of cryptocurrencies, malicious codes, encryptions, drones, computer networks, forensic classification of large quantities digital video and digital photos, and forensic analytics.
This is the second such contract for INsig2. In 2013, they won a similar European Commission tender and educated more than 800 European forensic investigators for four years. The training sessions were held in Zagreb and the consortium was in charge of the entire organization, from transportation, accommodation and accompanying social events to equipping the classrooms with technical and forensic equipment.
“The second victory in a row for a European Commission tender shows that our knowledge, experience, systematic work and the quality of our experts have led us to worldwide recognition. I would compare this success with the recent success of our national football team. This shows we are doing well and that huge investment in knowledge is always worth it,” said Goran Oparnica, the CEO of INsig2.
INsig2 was established in 2002 as part of the IN2 group. While IN2 was sold to foreign investors, INsig2 is still owned by its founder Ante Mandić. The company has about forty employees and deals with the development and implementation of projects related to integrated security systems. It provides forensic services to the public and private sectors in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
Translated from Večernji List (reported by Tanja Ivančić).