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Attacks on Police Networks

June 24, 2011 by


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, […]

II – Mobile Viruses: Truths, Fiction and Primers for Cops

May 23, 2011 by


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


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 […]

Metric of the Week: Europol Crime Report

May 6, 2011 by


We might end up running some of this again in the Intel Intelligencer, because the release by Europol last week of its EU Organized Crime Threat Assessment has both a treasure trove of new metrics and a wide range of intelligence which is of use to crime and intelligence analysts seeking information on crime trends. This […]

Cops on Terror Alert; Interrogating Militants

May 3, 2011 by


Yesterday we talked about some of the cyber fallout from the successful US operation against Usama bin Laden; today we will look at some of the physical aspects. We’ve all heard that police agencies around the US are on increased alert for retaliatory attacks. On Sunday night, the US State Department issued a Worldwide Travel […]

Intel On The Cheap: FOCA, EXIF and the Dreaded Metadata

May 2, 2011 by


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 – […]

PLI Podcast: Chief Brandon Perkins

April 27, 2011 by


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 […]