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“With That Revealing Shirt? He Was Just Begging to be Hacked.” Blaming The Victim in the STRATFOR Hack

January 3, 2012 by

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In the days since the STRATFOR breach, I initially gave the firm high marks in communicating with its user base after idiotically allowing all their data go bye-bye. I’m going to modify that stance a bit in another post – I now see that they have in fact fallen very short of what they could […]

A Friday Rant on Cybercrime Legislation

October 21, 2011 by

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We’ve been, you’ve noticed, real quiet for about a month. That’s because both Dave and I have been not just slammed, but over-slammed on investigations of various sorts. Not making any excuses, but you get what you pay for. Right now Dave is preparing to do some more work at CSG Analysis on some law […]

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 […]

II – Mobile Viruses: Truths, Fiction and Primers for Cops

May 23, 2011 by

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We’ve recently seen some extraordinary activity in the mobile device virus world, as heaps of hype and piles of blogposts were shoveled on the world. We were left with the impression that iPhones, iPads and Macs had finally succumbed to the wrath of the malicious code writers; that Google’s android phones were completely insecure; and […]

PLI Podcast: NetWitness’ Alex Cox on Cyber Investigations and Forensics

May 18, 2011 by

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This week on the Police-Led Intelligence Podcast, we’re joined by Alex Cox, principal analyst at NetWitness, now a part of RSA, the security Division of EMC. A former police officer and forensics investigator, Alex’s team currently looks for similarities between cyber attacks. NetWitness produces a monitoring platform that focuses on network forensics: it’s easiest to […]

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 […]

Intel Intelligencer: Bin Laden-Related Links Warning

May 2, 2011 by

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We were going to run with an entirely different direction this morning but last night’s announcement of the death of Usama bin Laden took the relevance away from what we had on the plate. Today we have some looks at what happened from various points of view, with the prevailing ones being that Pakistan must […]

Intel Intelligencer Part II: Asset Forfeiture as Intel Funding Source

April 26, 2011 by

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In Part I of this two-part Intel Intelligencer, I talked about how our two-part article and podcast with Patrick Ryder of the Nassau County Police Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Intelligence Unit sparked an interesting online debate. Sadly, the debate took place on another online forum, depriving Police-Led Intelligence of the traffic that it would have […]

Intel Intelligencer: Debating Asset Forfeiture as a Funding Source for Intel

April 25, 2011 by

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This week’s Intel Intelligencer points at some documents, works, articles and government guidelines around the topic of asset forfeiture. It is a very long (nearly 3000 word) article, so I’ve broken it into two pieces; this, Part I, is 1500 words long and sets forth the arguments that it may well be a dangerous thing […]

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