CSI: Cyber is an American police procedural television drama series created as a spin–off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the fourth series in the CSI franchise, in which the FBI's team of cyber crime investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the darknet and deep web.
The series stars Patricia Arquette in a drama inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken.
Special Agent Avery Ryan heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. She also knows firsthand how today's technology allows people to hide in the shadows of the Internet and commit serious crimes of global proportion.
Ryan's supervisor, Assistant Director Stavros Sifter, is a shrewd FBI career insider and the clearing house between FBI Cyber and all other branches of government.
Also on the team are FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, a self-proclaimed action junkie who is an expert in battlefield forensics; Daniel Krumitz, an introverted tech genius with a quick wit; Brody Nelson, an expat hacker who chose to work for the FBI over a life of cyber-crime; and Raven Ramierz, a rookie tech who is an expert in social media, cyber trends and international relations.
While other agents search for criminals in dark homes and alleys, Ryan and her team search the "dark net", a place deep in the bowels of the Web where criminals are anonymous, money is untraceable and where everything is for sale with just a keystroke.
CSI: Cyber also stars James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol (Season 1), Shad Moss, Charley Koontz and Hayley Kiyoko. In Season 2, Ted Danson joined the cast as D.B. Russell, the new Director of Next Generation Forensics, who transferred to Washington, D.C. from Las Vegas.
Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Anthony Zuiker, Pam Veasey, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.