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Opportunity is Knocking. Answer the Door.

October 31, 2013 by

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If you’ve ever thought that you should open the door when opportunity comes knocking? Listen up: it’s pounding on your door. It’s not often that we in the public safety community are approached with an opportunity to hothouse innovation, but this is one of those times. This week the call went out specifically to those […]

BigEye: Meta’s Superb Daily OSINT Roundup

June 1, 2012 by

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There are lots of great compendia of OSINT out there for law enforcement, some of which we’ve mentioned in these pages before.  One outstanding publication which has been around since 2006 is BigEye News Compilation, a free service from Meta Enterprises, LLC. Some of my favorite daily OSINT reads include the Daily Open Source Critical Infrastructure Report […]

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. […]

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 […]

Attacks on Police Networks

June 24, 2011 by

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Law enforcement agencies must behave as if lives depend upon the security of police computer networks, because they do. Agencies simply must understand that poor network security is something which poses immediate and great risk to officers, witnesses, confidential informants, suspects, ongoing investigations, and all those at other agencies with whom we share information, on local, […]

Our First Announcement: Nick & Dave At Law Officer

June 20, 2011 by

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A couple of weeks ago I said that we’d have some announcements, and here’s the first one: Dave and I are the new technology columnists for Law Officer Magazine and will be producing features and other content for LawOfficer.Com. We’re very excited about our debut column, which is running in the June issue. We broke the […]