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NAUSS to Host Workshop of “Cyber-Enabled Financial Crimes: Online Social Engineering Scams”

Date : 2/14/2023

Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) will host and organize the workshop of “1st NAUSS Cyber-Enabled Financial Crimes Workshop: Online Social Engineering Scams," in its headquarters in Riyadh, next Sunday.

INTERPOL Financial Crimes and Anti-corruption Center (IFCACC), National Police University (KNPU), Singapore Police Force, Anti Scam Command, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ScamAdviser & Global Anti-Scam Alliance (GASA) will participate in the event.

Bankers, financial experts and specialists in a number of Arab countries, in addition to the NAUSS's Centre of Excellence in Cybercrimes and Digital Forensics will also participate in the event.

The three-day workshop comes within the framework of the University's efforts to reduce the escalating financial crimes via the Internet.

Participants will be briefed on the international latest and best practices in the investigation of financial fraud crimes and to strengthen cooperation between law enforcement agencies, the banking sector and the judiciary.

According to an Interpol report on global crime trends issued in 2022, financial and cybercrimes are at the forefront of international criminal threats. The report showed that more than 60% of law enforcement agencies consider phishing, phishing and ransomware crimes to be serious or very serious threats. More than 70% of these devices expect ransomware and phishing crimes to increase in the next five years, according to the report.

Another report issued by ScamAdvisor pointed out that the number of financial fraud reports for 2021 reached 293 million, causing financial losses amounting to $55 billion.

The University, as the academic body of the Arab Interior Ministers Council, seeks to transfer best practices and expertise in the investigation of financial fraud crimes to Arab countries.

The workshop will cover a number of topics on the use social engineering via the Internet to commit financial crimes, cryptocurrency in financial fraud, business email fraud (BEC), in addition to investment fraud.


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