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I attended Advanced Security training in Israel - this is what I learned…

October 9, 2018

The war against terror is no longer isolated to a distant land, somewhere in the Middle East. Unfortunately, residents of the United States have, in recent years learned that we are not immune to such horrific scenes. This tragic development places new challenges before and upon those whose job it is to serve and protect

"Fitbit" Data Leads California Police to Possible Murder Suspect

October 5, 2018
Data obtained from a murdered woman's "Fitbit" activity tracker may have led police in California to the suspected murderer.

FBI Turns 3 Hackers into Assets Assisting in Anti-Hacking Investigations

September 21, 2018
Three convicted hackers—22-year-old Paras Jha, 21-year-old Josiah White, and 22-year-old Dalton Norman—continue to cooperate with the FBI on cybercrime and cybersecurity matters, as well as continued cooperation with and assistance to law enforcement and the broader research community, according to a DOJ press release.

U.S., 4 Other Nations Call for Lawful Access to Encrypted Mobile Device Data

September 5, 2018
Following officials’ annual meeting, known as the Five Country Ministerial (FCM), it was agreed there is an “increasing gap” between the ability of police to access data and the ability to “acquire and use the content of that data” in the courts. Nations complained end-to-end encryption—used in apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram—is also used by terrorists and criminals.

The Challenge of Cryptocurrencies

September 4, 2018

A decade ago cryptocurrencies were nothing more than curiosities for computer geeks. Now they are going legitimate, but despite all of the moves toward legitimacy, cryptocurrencies remain the favored money for criminal activity online.

Report: Police Increasingly Ask Tech Firms for Help in Investigations

July 27, 2018
A new report released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies found that "local, state, and federal law enforcement made more than 130,000 requests last year for digital evidence from six top technology companies."

AG Sessions Announces Release of Cyber-Digital Task Force Report

July 27, 2018
The report provides "a comprehensive assessment of the cyber-enabled threats confronting the nation, and catalogues the ways in which the Department of Justice combats those threats," according to a DOJ press release.

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

July 13, 2018

Today's digital investigator must learn how to extract evidence from drones, encrypted portable devices, cryptocurrency trades, and a growing range of appliances and products defined as the Internet of Things (IoT).

FBI, SEC, FTC Join Inquiry Into Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

July 3, 2018
Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission have joined the Department of Justice in an inquiry into Facebook’s sharing with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica data about millions of Americans.

MSAB joins CASE Initiative on Digital Forensic Standards

June 28, 2018
The CASE Initiative began in 2015 at the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). The standard was released as open source in 2017 and its adoption grew following a meeting at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre. The primary motivation for CASE is interoperability—to advance the exchange of cyber-investigation information between tools and organizations.

FBI Announces Significant Arrests in Cyber Sting Operation

June 11, 2018
Operation ‘Wire Wire’ was a coordinated law enforcement effort by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Persistent's Smart Networking Radio Gets NIST Security Validation

May 21, 2018
Persistent Systems LLC announced that it has received a Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 security validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for its MPU5 networking radio and Embedded Module products.

Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, Affects Police Operations

March 28, 2018
Because of a ransomware attack, the Atlanta Municipal Court has been unable to validate warrants. Police officers have been writing reports by hand. The city has stopped taking employment applications.

IWCE 2018 to Host Communications Technology Professionals at Comprehensive Education Program

February 27, 2018
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has announced its 2018 conference program, which is tailored to critical communications technology professionals who want to receive the latest developments, trends and technology in wireless communications.

Combating Fake Charities

November 6, 2017

Scammers come out of the woodwork after disasters, and it's our job to stop them.

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level

November 3, 2017

Computer criminals can be anywhere in the world, but the victims are here, so American law enforcement has to investigate and respond. Unfortunately, most agencies don't have the tools or know-how to do so. 

Trump to Nominate Kelly's White House Deputy as DHS Secretary

October 11, 2017
The White House announced on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will nominate cybersecurity expert Kirstjen Nielsen to run the Department of Homeland Security.

Inside the Antifa Movement

September 5, 2017

The anti-fascist movement sounds like it only targets white supremacy hate groups like the Klan and neo-Nazis, but this anarchist group has and will attack law enforcement officers and people with opposing political ideologies.

Virginia State Police Shut Down E-mail to Thwart Malware Attack

April 28, 2017
The Virginia State Police shut down its email system on Wednesday night to strengthen its defense against a sophisticated new form of malware that infected the law enforcement agency’s network at the end of last week.

Texas Detective Says Nation's Police Need More Cybercrime Investigation Training

April 24, 2017
This must change. All policing — even a fair amount of cyberpolicing — is local. Many of the cybercrimes that hit people in the wallet aren’t complex, cross-jurisdictional hacks by Ukrainian ninjas. Instead, Internet-enabled cons like card-skimming, business email compromise, tax-return refund fraud and electronic fund transfer fraud often begin and end locally. The perpetrators are frequently small-time crooks known to the cops for other types of crime.
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