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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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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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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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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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Leveraging Drones As Lawful Intercept Data Sources - SS8 Networks

Leveraging Drones as Lawful Intercept Data Sources

Published on July 20th, 2021 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia & Syed Hussain

  • July 20, 2021

As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) become more common, they are of growing interest to law enforcement agencies (LEAs). Drones have been widely adopted as part of the investigative arsenal for surveillance, monitoring, and intelligence, broadening capabilities for gathering evidence and…

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Investigative Techniques Using Augmented Reality - SS8 Networks

Investigative Techniques Using Augmented Reality

Published on June 2nd, 2021 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia & Syed Hussain

  • June 2, 2021

Successive generations of technology continue to enable the discovery, assembly, and analysis of information that plays a key role in every law-enforcement investigation. Digitization helped preserve and share files and records, and analytics added new abilities to sift through huge…

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Lawful Intercept Of AR & VR Data Streams - SS8 Networks

Lawful Intercept of AR/VR Data Streams

Published on May 18th, 2021 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia & Syed Hussain

  • May 18, 2021

The history of lawful intelligence runs a parallel course to the evolution of communications technology, from wiretaps placed on mechanical switches in the last century to today‚Äôs virtualized, server-based applications. The past two decades have seen greatly expanded complexity for…

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Meeting Lawful Intelligence Challenges For IoT - SS8 Networks

Meeting Lawful Intelligence Challenges for IoT

Published on March 16th, 2021 | by Dr. Cemal Dikmen

  • March 16, 2021

As billions of IoT devices are provisioned, their multitude of roles are mirrored by their complex impact on lawful intelligence. Endpoints that range from consumer electronic devices to sensors on industrial systems, each contribute to an ever-increasing current of diverse…

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SS8 Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Published on December 10th, 2020 | by Dr. Cemal Dikmen

  • December 10, 2020

Two Decades of Lawful Interception Technology Innovation A couple of weeks ago, our marketing team let me know that SS8 was going to be 20 years old in December. The news seemed as though my own child was celebrating his…

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Sidelink And Its Impact On Lawful Intelligence - SS8 Networks

Sidelink and Its Impact on Lawful Intelligence

Published on November 24th, 2020 | by Kevin McTiernan

  • November 24, 2020

Many have used the terms uplink and downlink and they may become more colorful when our video calls drop off. But are "uplink" and "downlink" the terms used? No, for years there have also been "Sidelink" communications. That is, direct…

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