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A New Hope…

December 24, 2013 by

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Dave Aitel has graciously allowed us to run his commentaries before – see Hackers May Help Choose The Next US President and Aitel On Cyberwar. Dave is the founder and Chief [Security|technology|executive][1] Officer of Immunity, Inc, and runs the Daily Dave mailing list, where this article was originally published. It is re-published here with his kind permission. So […]

The Answer Is In Your Data. And It’s “No” Until You Ask.

November 15, 2012 by

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This post covers some really basic stuff, but it’s fundamental to what we do, so I think it’s worth a review. You’ve probably heard of “big data”, which after “cloud” is the most over-used, God-awful buzz-phrase of the past couple of years. Basically, big data means aggregating and correlating very large sets of data and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Another AZDPS Breach; Defending Police Networks

June 29, 2011 by

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Last week we talked about the need to secure police networks. This week the dicsusion will continue, but first we should note that it appears the Arizona Department of Public Safety has suffered another breach – or at the least, that a second tranche of stolen documents has been published. The second tranche, which we […]

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 […]