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Cyber and Operational Technology

Cyber and Operational Technology

Cyber and Operational Technology conducts investigations of cyber-enabled and cyber dependent crimes by proactively using new technologies to support investigations.

Cyber and Operational Technology (COT) oversees investigations of cyber-enabled and cyber dependent crimes, including child exploitation, and manages initiatives that combine information sharing and technology across DHS.

COT supports ICE and DHS by improving methods for managing different types of information and operational technology and directing how these tools are shared with other agencies and organizations. COT, which houses both the HSI Innovation Lab and the Cyber Crimes Center, directly supports HSI's law enforcement and mission support programs and helps develop major advancements in technology used to combat crime through initiatives such as technical surveillance operations, Cybersecurity, Computer Forensics, Title-III communication intercepts, and the Repository for Analytics in a Virtualized Environment (RAVEN), HSI’s next-generation platform for data analytics.

COT proactively uses these technologies to keep pace with emerging computer technology and cyber processes that support investigations into cyber-related criminal activities and vulnerabilities with state-of-the-art investigative methods and computer forensic techniques. COT also ensures that HSI complies with current information technology standards and security requirements, supports information sharing and intelligence reporting, and gathers and distributes reports based on statistics collected during investigative casework.

Last Updated: 04/22/2024
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