Crime never sleeps, and criminals are always on the prowl. They work online around the clock, across national borders and language barriers to add to their knowledge and perfect their skills. Police forces cooperate closely at national and international level to ensure the Internet does not become a safe haven for criminals. That applies equally to prosecuting crime and analysing cyber attacks. This cooperation has created a network in which the BKA also contributes its competence. By combining our strengths, we can keep up with the criminals.
I want to be able to tell my grandchildren, ‘I did my bit for society.’
Worldwide and highly dynamic – that is how cyber criminals operate. The BKA takes them on with an expert team of IT specialists, cyber crime investigators and analysts as well as specially trained detectives. One of them is Michael. He and his co-workers spend most of their working time policing cyberspace. They are tech savvy, incredibly committed and in demand around the world. And when, after crimes are committed in the virtual world, the handcuffs click shut in the real world, they are proud. Of themselves. Of their work. And of their team.