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No, you probably don’t need a data warehouse – unless your initials are “NYPD”

July 11, 2011 by

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A journalist working on a piece about some high-end technology [from a vendor whose name I can't mention, but whose initials are IBM] being touted as saving the day at a large agency [I can't reveal the agency, but its initials are NYPD] asked some questions about crime mapping, Compstat and crime analysis and I […]

To Predict and Serve: Predictive Intelligence Analysis, Part II

July 6, 2011 by

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In Part I of this two part article, Sgt Christopher Fulcher discussed the need for predictive intelligence analysis. In Part II, he gives some specific examples, tips and guidelines. If you would like to contribute non-commercial content in your area of expertise to Police Led Intelligence, please let us know. In 2006, the Memphis Police […]

To Predict and Serve: Predictive Intelligence Analysis, Part I

July 5, 2011 by

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By Sgt Christopher Fulcher In law enforcement, as in major military missions, the greatest weapon against constantly evolving threats is the intelligence that we gather and then use to drive strategic decisions. Even with some of the best intelligence collection in the world, the process is largely a reactive one. The goal of our intelligence […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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