Whilst on our way the view the Battlefield 1 area we came across the NCA (National Crime Agency) stand by the 18+ zone.
National Crime Agency
Referred to as the UK FBI they formed out of the old SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) in October 2013. The National Crime Agency focuses on 5 main command areas. Border Policing Command, Economic Crime Command, Organised Crime Command, National Cyber Crime Unit and CEOP Command. Since then the NCA has built up an extensive multi agency partnership covering the security services such as GCHQ and MI5, police, law enforcement, public and private sectors and internationally with partner agencies and organisations. Their main base is in Vauxhall but they also have regional centers all over the country. the NCA is managed by the Director General Lynn Owens.
Greg Francis was the man in charge of the NCA stall, their first year at the EGX. He explained that the decision to attend the event was to raise the profile of the NCA and to show the youth of today the career opportunities in law enforcement tackling cyber crime etc. On display were numerous videos showing how the NCA is involved in day to day operations in the UK and abroad.
Greg explained that the computer generation of today, with their gaming skills and problem solving, were ideal from an analytical aspect to combat cyber crime. That there was a huge talent source that had been untapped for so long.
It was at events such EGX that the NCA hoped to get interest in their organisation. Staff explained to visitors various aspects of the NCA and the importance of current legislation in tackling cyber crime.
For more information on a career with the NCA check out their website (http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/careers). If you’re at the EGX this weekend stop by their staff and say hello.