HSI Cyber Division: Combating Transnational Criminal Activity within the Dark Web through Enhanced Global Partnerships

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has long stood at the forefront of the effort to combat transnational criminal activity that seeks to exploit U.S. travel, trade, and financial systems for illicit purposes. Historically, HSI special agents have coordinated with their state, local, and international partners to track criminals globally and domestically using long-established investigative techniques that have gradually evolved to keep pace with changing methodologies of transnational criminal organizations (TCOs). However, due to the rapidly increasing transformative nature of technology, it is more essential than ever before that law enforcement agencies enhance their adaptability and fluidity when combating transnational crime. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the rapidly expanding world of cybercrime and cyber-enabled crime that HSI confronts daily within the dark web.