The Cybercrime Research Institute (CRI) is a privately operated think-tank and research institution. It was founded in 2009 by Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke. The purpose of the institute is to provide state of the art research and consultancy service related to strategic, legal, policy and leadership matters to private and public sector. Since the foundation CRI has been operating on all continents and provided services to numerous governments and Fortune 500 companies. The headquarter with one of the largest libraries in the field of Cybercrime and Cybersecurity literature is located in Cologne, Germany.
CRI is committed to providing highest standards when it comes to research and consultancy. To insure these standards CRI is working with a network of some of the most respected experts in their fields. These are long lasting work relations that are mainly based on individual contracting for specific research or consultancy projects.