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Kubernetes and Next-Generation Lawful Intelligence Deployment

Published on August 3rd, 2022 | by Syed Hussain

  • August 3, 2022

This is an era of unprecedented evolution for communication service providers’ (CSPs) network environments. While expensive, inflexible, single-purpose equipment—with its monolithic hardware and software footprint—continues to be taken out of service, new cloud-native topologies have emerged. The shift to cloud…

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NEC and SS8 Certify Trans-Pacific Lawful Interception

Published on July 18th, 2022 | by Patrick Lopez of NEC and Franklin Recio of SS8

  • July 18, 2022

Secure provisioning, monitoring, mediation, and handover of lawfully intercepted data have long been critical considerations for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) in the design and buildout of public networks. Full interoperability with lawful intelligence solutions allows law enforcement agencies (LEAs), government…

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Impact of 5G on Cell Site Simulators for Law Enforcement

Published on July 11th, 2022 | by Kevin McTiernan

  • July 11, 2022

Cell site simulators (CSS) are an important tool used by law enforcement around the world to track down fugitives, find missing persons and to investigate or prevent serious crimes. In the fifth generation of mobile (5G), changes have been made…

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Using International Gateways for Lawful Interception

Published on June 22nd, 2022 | by Baski Mohan

  • June 22, 2022

Communication service provider (CSP) networks are becoming more dynamically defined and more distributed, particularly as 5G networks and the internet of things (IoT) are further integrated. Many workloads are executed at the network edge by cloud-native, virtualized network functions. This…

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Using Big Data to Reduce Violence Against Women and Girls

Published on June 8th, 2022 | by David Anstiss & Simon Patten

  • June 8, 2022

The World Health Organization estimates that about one in three women globally have been victims of physical and/or sexual violence. This violence ranges from domestic assault to kidnapping and human trafficking, and it creates physical and psychological trauma for victims…

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Money Mules and Location-Based Financial Forensics

Published on May 24th, 2022 | by David Anstiss & Rory Quann

  • May 24, 2022

Preventing low-level street crime is important not only to protect public safety and property, but also as an investigative gateway into larger criminal enterprises. Drug and human trafficking are common examples of complex, multinational criminal operations that depend on hyper-local…

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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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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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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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