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Analysis: 70 Law Enforcement Sites Attacked

August 1, 2011 by

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While there is lots of news reporting about the attacks against a server hosting the websites and files of more than 70 US law enforcement agencies over this past weekend, in lieu of saying, “we told you so,” we thought we would look at some of what happened to provide a learning experience from it. […]

The Top 5 Things Cops Must Do To Secure Their Networks. Now.

July 12, 2011 by

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With word last week that yet another police agency has been hacked and its records placed online, and with word yesterday that 90,000 military emails and password hashes from the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton had been placed online (analysis here), and today that the mobile phone of London’s police chief was hacked, we at PLI […]

II – Cyber Doctrine: Competitiveness is the Key to Resilience

June 30, 2011 by

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Legislated security always fails. Government cannot tell people what to care about; markets can. That’s why I’m so excited about reading Cyber Doctrine: towards a coherent evolutionary framework for learning resilience, which has finally been released by The Institute for Security & Resilience Studies at University College London. This report seems to take into account […]

Intel Intelligencer: Hacking Cop Cars; Euro Cash; SMILE Conference

May 9, 2011 by

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This week we’re going to talk about a couple of new publications and then a preview of the talk I’ll give at the SMILE Conference in Chicago, where Dave and I will be for the next three days. Last week we talked a little bit about Europol’s EU Organized Crime Threat Assessment, which has a […]

Metric of the Week: Europol Crime Report

May 6, 2011 by

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We might end up running some of this again in the Intel Intelligencer, because the release by Europol last week of its EU Organized Crime Threat Assessment has both a treasure trove of new metrics and a wide range of intelligence which is of use to crime and intelligence analysts seeking information on crime trends. This […]

Pre-Pwn3d Websites

May 4, 2011 by

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Recently, a professional security researcher named Kevin Finisterre published a paper which has opened some eyes in the vendor and law enforcement communities. It’s entitled Owning a Cop Car and it covers in highly specific detail how Finisterre and his team were able to access, for no money and with no special equipment other than […]

To Hear What You Need, Stop Listening To Everything

May 4, 2011 by

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Twenty years ago, the problem with intelligence analysis was that you had to work really hard for every nugget of data and information you got to analyze, and in lieu of hard data, make inferences from things like socks in the dryer and tingles up your spine. Today there is such an embarrassment of data […]

The Week That Was: 28 March-1 April 2011

April 5, 2011 by

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Our second week saw two new podcasts, Part III of a two-part series on interviewing and intelligence, links to some great new works on intel from a variety of sources, and, in the metric of the week, some interesting new data on NFL football, upset victories and family violence. Also, we launched another podcast – […]

PLI Podcast: Mike Murray, MAD Security

March 30, 2011 by

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“The fundamental element of all of social engineering is to create a context in which whatever I want you to do is natural behavior for you.” - Mike Murray As computer systems become more complex, criminals have analyzed the risk:rewards ratio for buying malware and creating specialized technical attacks. In a future podcast we’ll talk […]

PLI Podcast: Brian Krebs on Cybercrime, Cyber criminals, Botnets and Skimmers

March 30, 2011 by

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Brian Krebs is the independent investigative journalist behind the Krebs on Security blog, which covers cybercrime. Krebs was, for 14 years, a reporter at The Washington Post, where he ran one of the most widely-read columns on cyber crime and cyber criminals until he left in 2009 to establish his own blog. Krebs on Security […]

Two New Intel Publications

March 21, 2011 by

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One of the goals of this publication is to help disseminate information to the law enforcement intelligence community. We’re not trying to set up a new book review site, but we have often found blogs that point to new research or publication to be very helpful. So we’re taking the idea out for a spin […]

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