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Understanding 5G Standards for Lawful Intercept

Published on September 22nd, 2020 | by Dr. Cemal Dikmen

  • September 22, 2020

5G is the most exciting new technology when it comes to wireless communications. Just like when 4G/LTE enabled many application developments that changed the way we live today, 5G will revolutionize the way we live moving forward. Low-latency and high-speed…

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CLOUD Act

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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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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Covid-19 & Contact Tracing via Device Location

Published on April 7th, 2020 | by SS8 Blog

  • April 7, 2020

Location information is gathered from connected devices including mobile phones.  It is a critical data point which, when used by Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), tracks a suspect to identify where they have been, who they have been with, when they…

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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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