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CBKB Nominated for Innovating Justice Award

September 24, 2012 by

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This morning I saw that the folks over at the Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB) have been nominated for an Innovating Justice Award. Before I talk about the IJA, let me just mention that the work done by the CBKB is absolutely essential to law enforcement agencies across the United States (they’ve also […]

Cyber-Criminal OPSEC – a Three-Part Series. Part III: TTTP

June 15, 2012 by

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In Part I of this three-part series, we discussed the most basic of attribution methods, IP address analysis. In Part II, we talked about computer environmentals, and how it’s possible to build a device fingerprint based on what the user presents when they show up to a web server and ask for something and how […]

Cyber-Criminal OPSEC – a Three-Part Series. Part II: Environmentals

June 12, 2012 by

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In Part I of this three-part series, we discussed the most basic of attribution methods, IP address analysis. In Part II, we talk about computer environmentals, and building a device fingerprint. And in Part III, we talk about tools, techniques, tactics and procedures used by cyber criminals. One of the things that mystifies us most […]

When Stupid Strikes: Social Media Policy and Training

January 31, 2012 by

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A Bay-area police agency has found itself at the center of a firestorm which began with comments on Twitter apparently by one of its officers. The officer apparently posted to a Twitter account the comment, “Get those fucking hackers. I’m a cop in the Bay Area CA. I’d go after them with both guns.” Awesome. […]

“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 […]

An Update Roundup from the PLI Guys

August 31, 2011 by

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Some random thoughts since we’ve both been slammed at work and with travel. And for me, clean-up at our house in the Northeast after hurricane Irene blew through. My family was actually among the luckier – friends in Massachusetts are still without power, four days later. First, I was personally happy to see the United […]

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 […]