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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Some New Cyber Tools for Law Enforcement

May 12, 2011 by

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I’ve decided to call today Cyber Thursday because I’m going out on patrol today and testing a new hush-hush technology. I’ll be brief because I’m a little late. Yesterday there were a couple of cool things out there that I thought I’d point to. First of all I wanted to re-mention Maltego from yesterday since […]

SMILE Conference Day Two: Mobile Video and Officer Safety

May 11, 2011 by

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There’s been no PLI Podcast for the past two Wednesdays because of Dave’s and my travel schedule but we’ll be back next week with some new stuff we hope you’ll agree is pretty good and worth the wait. Meanwhile, the second day of the SMILE Conference in Chicago was, to me, perhaps more interesting than […]

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 […]

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 On The Cheap: FOCA, EXIF and the Dreaded Metadata

May 2, 2011 by

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One wonderful way to get intelligence about the genesis or even the source of a document you’ve got your hands on is to have a look at the file’s metadata. In one of our first PLI Podcasts, Eric Olson from Cyveillance discussed the value of metadata – data about data or information about information – […]

IACA Spring Symposium: Lessons from the World of Intelligence in the Commercial Enterprise

April 27, 2011 by

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I’m really excited to be doing a training session today for the International Association of Crime Analysts at its Spring Symposium here in Vancouver, Canada. The purpose of the talk is to present police crime analysts with detailed information about how private enterprises, particularly those in the financial services, energy and manufacturing sectors – view […]

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 […]

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