'Chris' - Technical Team

As an NCCU Technical Officer I support the planning and execution of operations using my technical skills and knowledge to assist investigation teams. During a typical day I advise investigators and managers on technical issues and suggest solutions to a range of potential technical problems that may appear during the course of an operation.

I create bespoke tools using programming languages such as Python to speed up data analytics, and use technology to analyse malware to provide intelligence from samples. For example, I search for relevant IP address details or specific strings of information that may help provide vital clues to solving an investigation.

I often set up platforms, as well as test and report on new tools that will be of use to the NCA during various operations.

I am also required to produce witness statements for court, explaining the work I do in words that judges and juries can understand, even if they are unfamiliar to cyber language.