Markus Hartmann

Organisation: Central Cybercrime Department North Rhine-Westphalia (DE)

Markus Hartmann is a Senior Prosecutor and head of the North Rhine-Westphalian Central Cybercrime Department (Zentral- und Ansprechstelle Cybercrime, ZAC NRW). Hartmann‘s team of more than 25 prosecutors and specialists is in charge of any high-profile cybercrime cases related to North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous federal state and economic heavyweight. The department‘s responsibilities include cyberattacks on critical infrastructures and corporations, darknet and high-tech hacking investigations as well as online sexual child abuse and digital hatecrime. The ZAC NRW acts as a central point of contact for LEAs, scientific or economic institutions and corporations regarding cybercrime-related issues.