People moves: Nuix appoints former police chief as EMEA head of investigations
Nuix today named Mark McCluskie as its head of Investigations, EMEA. McCluskie joins Nuix from a long career in law-enforcement where his experience covers digital forensics and cybercrime. In his new role, McCluskie will work with Nuix’s digital forensic investigation team, key customers and the broader marketplace to provide insight on its products and direction in the large scale investigative sector.
“Mark brings a vast amount of investigative knowledge to Nuix. I’m delighted to have someone with his level of law-enforcement experience join the team and expand our growing digital forensic investigations offering.” said Paul Slater, global head of investigations at Nuix. “Mark is perfectly placed to offer first-hand experience to our law-enforcement and investigative customers, helping them to deal with the growing struggle of big data in investigations.
McCluskie will support many of Nuix’s activities around law enforcement and policing acting as an experienced point of contact for investigators. Government agencies and police forces are experiencing an exponential rise in cybercrime and with McCluskie’s experience Nuix will be able to address increasing demand for digital forensics tools in local and national and international law-enforcement. He will also act as a conduit back to Nuix’s development team to advise on product direction and the continued development of Nuix Investigation & Response.
McCluskie recently left a long law enforcement career, in the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC and Police Service of Northern Ireland, with the last 25 of those years being spent in various technical areas of policing. His last 13 years have encompassed Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, where as a Hi-Tech manager and Detective Inspector, he had responsibility for technical examinations and large-scale cyber investigations. He was involved in digital aspects of National Security, working in the fight against local, national and international terrorism and was a lead investigator in many recent high-profile UK cyber-attacks.
“The amount of big data that we are producing every day, presents a growing problem for investigative bodies and law enforcement agencies. The variety and sheer volume of data that must be analyzed, requires a deep expertise and specific tools to manage effectively” said McCluskie. “I look forward to working with Nuix to transform the way organisations approach investigations, now, and in the future.”