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Criminal Hack versus FOIA request: The Showdown

September 10, 2011 by

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It’s been a whirlwind week, and that’s pretty much all I have to say about that. The commercial data loss prevention firm IdentityFinder set its product to search through the 3GB dump of data that criminal hackers stole from Texas law enforcement agencies last week. IF published its findings on Wednesday, which were quoted in several media outlets. The IF […]

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 […]

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 […]

PLI Podcast: Chief Brandon Perkins

April 27, 2011 by

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Chief Brandon Perkins of the Tyrone, GA police department first came to our attention when he told Nixl – a free text and email alert service – to go jump in a lake, after Nixle changed its business model and started charging $3000 a year. Listen to the Podcast | Listen on iTunes Perkins said that […]

The Intel Intelligencer: LE, Counter-Terror and Homeland Security

April 4, 2011 by

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The Intel Intelligencer this week looks at a paper which is not new – drafts of this have been circulating since December, 2010 – but is important as it addresses the important question of how we as law enforcement crime and intelligence analysis view our role in defending the homeland. It is equally important reading […]

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