Joint Task Force Fights Cyber Crime 24 Hours a Day

hackerFrom FBI News Blog

What task force is this, you may ask.  It is the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), comprised of nearly two dozen federal intelligence, military, and law enforcement agencies, along with local law enforcement and international and private industry partners. The task force serves as the government’s central hub for coordinating, integrating, and sharing information related to cyber threat investigations.

Established in 2008 by a presidential directive and administered by the FBI, the NCIJTF is also tasked with identifying cyber hackers and understanding their motivations and capabilities. That knowledge is used to disrupt criminal operations, minimize the consequences of intrusions, and to ultimately bring perpetrators to justice.

“The cyber criminals and nation states probing our systems are relentless,” said Greg McAleer, one of the NCIJTF’s deputy directors.  “But the American public should know that the NCIJTF will leverage technology, intelligence, tactics, and partnerships to disrupt attacks before they materialize.”



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