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CLOUD Act – Its Impact on Law Enforcement

Published on September 2nd, 2020 | by Kevin McTiernan

  • September 2, 2020

In March of 2018 U.S. Congress passed the CLOUD Act, which addressed a growing issue for domestic and international law enforcement, Internet service operators (such as Microsoft) and national governments. The legislation acronym stands for Clarifying Overseas Use of Data…

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SS8 Announces Next Generation Data Analysis Solution for Lawful Intelligence

Published on August 11th, 2020 | by SS8 Marketing

  • August 11, 2020
SS8 Networks, the leader in Lawful Intercept and Monitoring Center platforms, today announced that it has expanded its Intellego XT product to include scalable real-time metadata analysis, advanced metadata queries, that significantly increase data processing volumes and higher processing speeds. Used by law enforcement agencies, the “MetaHub” component of Intellego XT’s Monitoring Center, ingests and analyzes metadata from a variety of sources for investigative purposes.
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Lawful Intercept: The High-Risk Dilemma

Published on June 30th, 2020 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia

  • June 30, 2020

“High-Risk” Providers Recently, we’ve heard a lot about “high-risk” network equipment providers and their potential security vulnerabilities. There is a fear they may be used by Nation-States surveillance tools against companies or other nations. In some western countries, the debate…

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Deploying Lawful Intelligence in an IoT World

Published on May 28th, 2020 | by Kevin McTiernan

  • May 28, 2020

Today, the Internet of Things (or IoT) is a common part of our lives. Internet-connected thermostats enable us to make better energy decisions and we can check on our homes, even when we are thousands of miles away, through connected…

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MSPs and Encrypted Data Are Having an Impact on LEAs

Published on May 7th, 2020 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia & Syed Hussain

  • May 7, 2020

Communication Service Providers (CSPs), including those that provide Over-the-Top (OTT) services, are obligated by law, to provide lawful intercept capabilities.  This ensures that when law enforcement agencies (LEAs) issue a court warrant, the providers capture and deliver intelligence for all…

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Virtualization Impacts Service Provider Compliance

Published on April 21st, 2020 | by John Macaulay

  • April 21, 2020

The last decade has seen an explosion of virtualized deployments for cost saving and flexible deployment scenarios. Virtualization enables Service Providers to quickly deploy 5G and IoT services and to deploy a multitude of new services. However the impacts on…

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How ICRs Shed Light on Encrypted Communications

Published on March 24th, 2020 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia

  • March 24, 2020

Communications have shifted from traditional (voice, email and SMS offered by telecom operators) to encrypted, over-the-top (OTT) applications.  Which unfortunately leaves law enforcement agencies (LEAs) the world over missing vital information needed for their investigations. Additionally, because the privacy rules…

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Law Enforcement Agencies and Content Filtering in 2020

Published on March 13th, 2020 | by Dr. Keith Bhatia

  • March 13, 2020

As bandwidth increases by up to 100x in the next 24 months, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) may find it difficult to manage the amount of data flowing into their current Lawful Intelligence systems. One of the most obvious concepts is…

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