Overview Edit

The FBI Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. coordinates investigations in which networks or computers are exploited as instruments in criminal activity or as targets. High priority is given to investigations that involve terrorist organizations or intelligence operations sponsored by foreign governments.

The Cyber Division priorities in rank order are: (a) cyber intrusions (b) child sexual exploitation; (c) intellectual property rights; and (d) internet fraud.[1]

The FBI trains and certifies computer forensics examiners who work in FBI field offices to recover and preserve digital evidence. The FBI maintains a computer forensics laboratory in Washington, D.C. for advanced data recovery and for research and development. Most FBI field offices also have specialized cyber squads called Cyber Action Teams (CATS) which provide expert assistance to law enforcement and aid cybercrime investigations.

Cybercrimes Edit

The FBI Cyber Division:

References Edit

  1. FBI's Ability to Address the National Security Cyber Intrusion Threat, at ii n.3.