National Crime Agency offers £90,000 in search for cybercrime commander

Written by Sam Trendall on 12 June 2018 in News
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Deputy director role comes with a remit to lead law-enforcement’s response to cybercrime

The National Crime Agency is recruiting for someone to lead its cybercrime operations.

The NCA is advertising a vacant deputy director-level post as head of its National Cyber Crime Unit. The job comes with a remit to “lead both the NCA resource to cybercrime and a wider team of law-enforcement partners”.

Key responsibilities of the post include setting the national law-enforcement strategy for preventing so-called cyber-dependent crime – which includes offences that are both perpetrated by and targeted at machines. The successful candidate will also manage the NCA’s caseload of cybercrime investigations, and will assume overall command for its response to major incidents.


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The cybercrime head will be expected to work with intelligence agencies to help build an overview of the threat landscape, and will collaborate with the government to create and deliver a £15m programme to improve the country’s cyber skills and technological defences.

Candidates must have worked in law-enforcement cybercrime operations for at least three years, and must also possess experience of working with “a wide range of law-enforcement and intelligence partners”.

In the candidate information pack, the NCA said: “The Wannacry cyberattack in 2017 represented a dramatic shift in the nature of the cybercrime threat to the UK. In this high-profile role, the NCA's deputy director for cyber crime will provide national and international leadership in the fight against cyber-dependent threats, such as ransomware, data thefts, and major cyber incidents.”

The post will be based at the NCA’s headquarters in London’s Vauxhall, and comes with an estimated salary of £90,000 a year. Applications are open until 27 June, and interviews are scheduled to take place on 18 and 19 July.

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