Officers attend cyber security training

February 20, 2013 - 3:21:14 am

One of the officers receiving his certificate after the training programme.

Doha: Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday participated in a training session on cyber security, organised in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) at the CID headquarters.

The course focused on the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IP  version 6.), according to a press release by CID.

The currently used IPv4 does not accommodate the huge volume of data, prompting the ministry to learn to utilise the latest version for a more secure use of the Internet, the statement said.

Fourteen officers from the department took part in the training.

The CID Director Brigadier Musfir Ali Al Hababi, Dean and CEO of CMU-Q Dr Ilker Baybars, Associate Dean for Government Initiatives and Corporate Affairs Fdhel Annan, Assistant Director of the CID Colonel Jamal Al Kaabi and head of cyber crimes section and supervisor of the course Major Ali Hussain Al Kubaisi attended the session. 

The Ministry of Interior is a pioneer among ministries in the application of systems and technology of information security, Brigadier Al Hababi said. “It is working on the application of new technology that reflects positively on maintaining security of citizens and residents,” he said.

Dr Baybars said that the course was held as part of cooperation between the ministry and CMU-Q in the field of education, scientific research and community service. He noted that training in cyber security is very important given its role in maintaining security of the community. 

The Peninsula