Head of EC3 at Europol
Steven originates from Ayrshire in Scotland and was a Police Officer in Scotland from 1985-2015.
He performed a variety of senior Detective roles and worked in covert policing, major investigations, sex offender management, CT investigations, witness protection, cybercrime and cyber enabled crime including online child sexual exploitation.
He commenced as Head of EC3 at Europol in January 2016 and is responsible for the central collation of criminal intelligence on cybercrime across the EU, supporting member state investigations into Online Child Sexual Exploitation, Cyber-dependent crimes, non-cash means of payment fraud, and Crime on the Dark Web.
He is also responsible for the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (JCAT) , a team of specialist cyber investigators seconded to EC3 from multiple countries. His teams at EC3 further provide digital and document forensic support in complex cases across EU, strategic analysis of threats and trends, liaison with industry, academia and non-law enforcement partners, prevention and awareness raising, and capacity building.