Katharina Sook Hee Koch (Nationales Cyber-Abwehrzentrum/BSI)


Nationales Cyber-Abwehrzentrum/BSI

Katharina Sook Hee KOCH has been a police officer of the state Northrhine-Westphalia for almost 20 years. Starting as a police officer on duty, she later worked as a team leader in the riot control police followed by several appointments in the command center and operation support inter alia. After that, she became a trainer for police inspectors, before changing as a DCI to the Landeskriminalamt NRW. Appointments with regard to international affairs, cybercrime and parliamentary inquiries followed. Furthermore, she supported the cooperation of the German police with the Korean National Police Agency in the field of cybercrime.
In the meantime, she earned a Master’s degree in International Laws and Governance. Moreover, she acquired additional expertise in IT-Management due to her MBA-studies focusing on artificial intelligence.
Now, as a senior officer she represents the Federal Office for Information Security in the National Cyber Response Center, a body being responsible for Germany’s cybersecurity.
Simultaneously, she is a lecturer for compliance law at the University of Applied Sciences for Police and Public Administration in North Rhine-Westphalia and an inquired expert in cybercrime at German Police University and also in EU-Twinning-projects. Katharina Sook Hee Koch is a co-author of the book“Der Blick über den Tellerrand – Cyber-Sicherheit über die Bundesländergrenzen hinaus“ (Handbuch Polizeimanagement, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH).