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How to Train Successful Lawful Intercept Engineers

Published on March 15th, 2022 | by Jamie Barton, Jeff Bland & Robert Reisig

  • March 15, 2022

The engineers responsible for communication service providers’ (CSPs) lawful interception systems must maintain and update their unique skill sets with ongoing training. The particular expertise required of these team members makes this requirement challenging. In addition to telecom and network…

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Reconciling Public and Private IP Addresses to Aid Law Enforcement

Published on February 23rd, 2022 | by Kevin McTiernan & Rory Quann

  • February 23, 2022

With just over 4 billion unique, public addresses in the IPv4 scheme and north of 10 billion devices today, many Communication Service Providers (CSPs) assign private addresses to subscribers and leverage a carrier-grade network address translation (CG-NAT) to allow those…

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Three Best Practices for Optimizing Your Mediation Program

Published on February 10th, 2022 | by Jamie Barton & Franklin Recio

  • February 10, 2022

The lawful interception and mediation programs that communications service providers (CSPs) are mandated to integrate into their platforms fulfill a social responsibility as well as a legal one. Providing robust, secure data turnover and chain of evidence to law enforcement…

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Applying Lawful Intelligence To OTT Messaging Platform Communications

Applying Lawful Intelligence to OTT Messaging Platform Communications

Published on January 28th, 2022 | by Dr. Cemal Dikman & David Anstiss

  • January 28, 2022

Encrypted Over The Top (OTT) messaging platforms such as WhatsApp, iMessage, Signal, and Telegram have seen extraordinary adoption over the past 10 years. WhatsApp in particular has emerged as the most popular messaging app in the world, with more than…

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Shifting Requirements For Lawful Intelligence In The Era Of More Everything - SS8 Networks

Shifting Requirements for Lawful Intelligence in the Era of More Everything

Published on January 11th, 2022 | by Dr. Cemal Dikmen & Ernest Ng

  • January 11, 2022

Today’s lawful intelligence measures draw on a long legacy of intercepted communications. And while the days of simple wiretaps are long gone, the foundational idea of deploying “eyes and ears” to “overhear” illicit communications persists, even in sophisticated intelligence and…

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Identifying Criminals In The Faceless World Of Social Media - SS8 Networks Blog

Identifying Criminals in the Faceless World of Social Media

Published on December 14th, 2021 | by Dr. Cemal Dikmen & Ernest Ng

  • December 14, 2021

The massive, ever-growing role of social networks in human communication comes with a unique set of hazards. In particular, the layer of concealment provided by online contact can easily be abused by bad actors who either choose to remain unidentified…

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Meeting Rising Challenges In Lawful Interception Compliance - SS8 Networks

Meeting Rising Challenges in Lawful Interception Compliance

Published on November 11th, 2021 | by Rory Quann

  • November 11, 2021

As the volume, variety, and velocity of data potentially available to lawful intelligence grow exponentially, the control mechanisms that govern its interception become more critical. Lawful intercept access and mediation solutions must fit seamlessly into communication service provider (CSP) networks.…

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Emerging Lawful Intelligence Challenges From Sidelink Communications - SS8 Networks

Emerging Lawful Intelligence Challenges from Sidelink Communications

Published on October 27th, 2021 | by Kevin McTiernan

  • October 27, 2021

Distributed 5G network topologies have forever forced mediation for lawful interception out beyond the network core. As computing moves closer to the subscriber, mediation nodes must be provisioned at the network edge, dramatically reducing backhaul requirements by ingesting massive data…

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Extending Visibility Into Cryptocurrency Transactions - SS8 Networks

Extending Visibility into Cryptocurrency Transactions

Published on October 7th, 2021 | by Dr. Cemal Dikmen

  • October 7, 2021

Just a tiny fraction of cryptocurrency transactions are related to criminal activity, but they are still a critical mechanism for payment associated with crimes that range from human and drug trafficking to terrorism and ransomware. Cryptocurrency transactions associated with criminal…

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The Growing Sophistication Of Location Intelligence - SS8 Networks

The Growing Sophistication of Location Intelligence

Published on September 21st, 2021 | by Michael Gebretsadik

  • September 21, 2021

Technology developments for telecommunications networks often add more challenges than benefits for lawful intelligence operations. Separating the noise from the signal in massive 5G data flows will only get more difficult as time goes on, driven by factors such as…

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