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Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau (GNCCB)

cybercrime.The Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau was established as the Cyber Crime Investigation Unit in 1991, and re-established as the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau (GNCCB) in 2017.  The Bureau is the national Garda unit tasked with the forensic examination of computer media seized during the course of any criminal investigations. These include murders, cybercrime, online harassment, computer intrusions, child exploitation offences and any criminal investigation in which computers are seized or may contain evidential data. The unit also conducts investigations into cyber dependent crime which are significant or complex in nature network intrusions, data interference and attacks on websites belonging to Government departments, institutions and corporate entities.

The Bureau is part of the Special Crime Operations section of An Garda Síochána and is staffed by civilian personnel and Garda members of various ranks up to Detective Superintendent. Members of the unit undergo intensive training in the area of forensic computing and cybercrime investigations, and give expert witness testimony in all types of investigations and prosecutions in court. In addition to its forensic and investigative role, GNCCB acts as a liaison with various partner agencies and law enforcement bodies.

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