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Asia-Pacific meet on cyber crime to begin tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Growing interest of terrorist groups and radical elements in exploiting the cyberspace and its advanced technologies for their various heinous crimes and nefarious designs and how to deal with them will be discussed at a two-day international conference beginning here tomorrow.

will inaugurate the two-day Regional Conference of the of Chiefs of Police (IACP) which will discuss and find ways on "Challenges to Policing in 2020- How is Cyber Space shaping our approach to & Terrorism, how do we perform within it and take advantage of it".

The regional conference is being organised by the Regional Office (APWRO) of the in partnership with the The of the Intelligence Bureau, as the of APWRO, is the host of the conference.

The phenomenal growth and influence of cyber space and have opened new challenges in the field of policing in recent times.

The conference is mainly focused on holding discussions about the growing interest of various terrorist/ organised groups and radical elements in exploiting the cyberspace and its advanced technologies for their various heinous crimes and nefarious designs.

The event will provide a platform for top-level police executives, both national and international, to discuss and understand how cyber space is shaping our approach towards cyber-crime and terrorism and also how to take advantage of it for better policing.

The conference will be attended by Louis M Dekmar, senior executives of the headquarters, besides representatives from police organisations of the region, namely, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Dubai, Fiji, Malaysia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, and

From India, more than 35 heads of police forces of states and Union territories and of central police organisations would participate.

will deliver the key note address. In all, seven panel discussions would be held on subjects of current and future interest. The panelists, comprising specialists in their respective fields, are from US, and

The IACP is the world's largest organisation of police/executives that is highly regarded for its role in identifying and responding to changing needs of the community. The is in Virginia, USA.

It has seven world regional offices on geographical lines, including the APWRO. The IACP meets once in a year in the US wherein more than 15,000 police officers from all over the world congregate to discuss various issues.

The Regional Office (APWRO) was set up in in 1994 with Director, Intelligence Bureau, as its

In the past, under the aegis of IACP, APWRO had organised four conferences in like 4th IACP Pacific Regional Conference in January 1992, Policing Conference in March 2001, IACP Seminar on 'Terrorism' in September 2008 and Regional Conference on "Impact of Social Media on Policing" in September 2013.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 20:45 IST