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Preventing Child Exploitation and Trafficking

Published on May 10th, 2022 | by Kevin McTiernan & Kevin Metcalf

  • May 10, 2022

Child abduction and trafficking is one of the most shocking crimes against society. Every parent has unfortunately had to consider the potential for their child to be a victim of deception and exploitation, but today that reality is accentuated by…

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Extracting Intelligence from Location-Based Services

Published on April 27th, 2022 | by Michael Gebretsadik

  • April 27, 2022

In general, 5G networks make gathering intelligence from digital communications more difficult due to factors such as encryption, increased traffic, and more diverse types of data. However, location-based services are a notable exception. The 5G Location Management Function (LMF) enables…

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Five Questions to Ask About Lawful Intercept Platform Support

Published on April 12th, 2022 | by Jamie Barton, Jeff Bland & Robert Reisig

  • April 12, 2022

Technical support is critical to the lawful intelligence mission, for both the mediation systems operated by communication service providers (CSPs) and the analytics and investigation platforms used by law enforcement agencies (LEAs). CSPs face potential regulatory liability if they suffer…

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Lawful Intelligence in a Zero-Trust World

Published on March 24th, 2022 | by Dr Eric Burger

  • March 24, 2022

Until recently, most network security systems relied on robust perimeter defenses encircling an environment of trusted users and programs. Like a medieval walled city, this model focused on authenticating and verifying users, applications, and processes at their points of entry.…

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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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