Chief Superintendent Michael Gubbins

Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau

Michael Gubbins has been a member of An Garda Síochána for nearly 30 years and has been engaged in the area of computer forensics and cybercrime investigation since 1997 when he was first assigned to the Computer Crime Investigation Unit where he has worked as a Detective Garda, Detective Sergeant and Detective Inspector. Michael was appointed as the Detective Superintendent in charge of the newly established Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau on the 1st September 2016.  Michael has only recently been promoted and is now the Chief Superintendent in charge of the Clare Division.

Michael has represented an Garda Síochána on various Europol & European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) fora including the European Computer Training and Education Group (ECTEG), European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT) and the European Union Cybercrime Task Force (EUCTF) of which he is the newly elected Chair.

Michael holds a Masters in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation (MSc FCCI) from University College Dublin and also has a Postgraduate Diploma in “Serious Crime Investigation” from the University of Limerick.

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