U.S. and Surinamese governments join forces to combat cyber crime

PARAMARIBO – Hacking, theft, fraud– fighting cyber-crime across international borders is in everyone’s interests. Preventing cyber-attacks not only safeguards individuals but helps promote the rule of law that is vital for social and economic development.

In May 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Suriname and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provided cyber-analysis training for over 20 Surinamese officials working in the computer, investigative, and security fields. Held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, the course provided information and knowledge that ensures the participants are better equipped to defend and manage cyber-networks throughout Suriname.

The training was just one of the many efforts conducted in support of the joint U.S. and Surinamese goal of enhancing the rule of law by building the capacity of local law enforcement institutions.
“When the criminals are kept at bay, we all win,” said U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer Sondra Fisher, whose office coordinated the training. “We will continue to look for new ways to share best practices between U.S. and Surinamese law enforcement officials.”