Chris Goldsmid

Acting Assistant Commissioner, Australian Federal Police Cybercrime Operations

I joined the AFP 21 years ago. Over that time, I’ve worked across a range of interesting fields investigating drug importation, corruption, money laundering and gangs. Four and a half years ago, I was given the opportunity to head the AFP’s Cybercrime Operations, which was a great fit for me as I gained an IT degree prior to joining the police. This provided me with some level of expertise in computing, networks and how they operate.

Over recent years, we’ve seen substantial growth in cyber crime operations following strong investment from government. This has allowed us to grow our capability and capacity, and ultimately keep Australians safe.