Police, CSIR join to combat cyber-crime

THE South African Police Service has partnered with scientists and technology experts in a hi-tech mission to tackle complex cyber crimes.

The agreement signed by National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research head Sibusiso Sibisi in Pretoria yesterday would also usher in innovative methods to aid cyber and forensic detectives and forensic laboratory technicians.

The CSIR will help develop forensic skills to promptly get cases to court.

“This will help in acquiring the best technology to advance the forensic services,” head of police forensic laboratory services Lieutenant- General Khomotso Phahlane said. – Sipho Masombuka

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