Cybercrime: Patterns and Legal Issues

Cybercrime: Patterns and Legal Issues

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This Specialisation Course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, and international legal practitioners appointed to defend clients in cases concerning cybercrime.  It provides advanced training on litigation related to national and transnational cybercrime, and large-scale cases having an international profile. 

This Course will be dedicated to the analysis of international and national regulations related to the subject matter, the legal tools of the competent bodies countering cybercrime, and the defence techniques in these cases with particular attention to the procedural aspects of international legal cooperation in criminal matters.  The Course will particularly address procedures and mechanisms related to digital forensics and forensic analysis procedures, collection and analysis of digital evidence, and jurisdictional disputes related to cybercrime.

The Course will also give the participants an overview of tools and strategies for the protection of clients’ data, with a technical training session led by an Information and Communication Technology expert dedicated to: cybercrime threat awareness; conducting threat/risk assessments; preventive measures to mitigate cyber-related threats; best practices and technical standards for ensuring clients’ data security; and security incident management.

The Course will tackle the following main topics:

  • International Legal Framework Related to the Fight Against Cybercrime
  • International and National Authorities Regulating and Controlling Cybercrime Phenomena
  • Cybercrime and Cyber-Enabled Crimes
  • Cybercrime Definitions
  • Jurisdiction over Cybercrime
  • Evidence in Cybercrime Cases
  • Organizing an Effective Defence in Cybercrime Related Cases
  • Technical Tools for Lawyers and Firms, to Prevent Cyber Attacks and Protect Databases
  • Defence Rights in Cybercrime Cases


Language of the course
The Course will be presented in English and so a high level of proficiency in English is required.


Registration Fee

  • Early Bird Registration Fee: 700 euros up until 2 months before the Course begins
  • Standard Registration Fee: 900 euros in the last 2 months prior to the Course

Application procedure and deadline:

  • Registration must be done online.
  • Registration will be limited to 100 positions.
  • Acceptance into the course will be on a “first come, first served” basis.
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