Chiefs' Corner

Managing Cybersecurity Risk: A Law Enforcement Guide

This paper is designed to aid in educating law enforcement executives on their responsibility to ensure the cybersecurity of their organizations is managed in an effective manner. It provides essential background material to create a greater understanding of the complex issues involved. This paper will be of assistance to any law enforcement executive, whether they are involved in state, province, local, or tribal law enforcement organizations.

Click here to view the entire document.

 

BJA and PERF Release The Utah Model: A Path Forward for Investigating and Building Resilience to Cyber Crime

As new internet-based technologies are introduced, cybercrime is growing exponentially, both in the proliferation of crimes and the associated impact on victims concerning financial loss, invasion of privacy, blackmail, and threats to our national security.  To respond to this ever-changing threat, national and local police agencies across the globe continue to explore ways to coordinate resources with each other and attack the problem. This document highlights the many promising practices of the Utah State Model in support of “Operation Wellspring” and related efforts involving law enforcement leaders, cyber investigators, fusion center staff, emergency management personnel, and other national subject matter experts, working in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security.  However, this document is more than a “case study.”  Indeed, this publication serves as a foundational national document, strategically targeted, for Governor’s, their staff, and others, to guide and inform their policies and practices.  Special thanks are given to the Utah Department of Public Safety, FBI, DHS, IACP, RAND, NW3C, NGA, NACSIO, ASCIA and others.

Click here to view the entire document.

See our Chief’s Corner for more information by Chiefs, for Chiefs.

Directory of Cybercrime Labs and Resources

Search for regional crime labs and other resources to help with cybercrime investigations and assistance.

What's New?

HSI’s Forensic Laboratory

Begun in 2012, a recently completed renovation project reflects the increasing diversity of laboratory services needed to support the mission of ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Today, the laboratory supports every type of case that ICE/HSI and its law enforcement partners investigate – including document fraud, gang-related activity, drug trafficking, bulk cash smuggling, human smuggling, child exploitation, cybercrime, and terrorism.

The HSI Polygraph Program, a part of the HSI Forensic Laboratory, conducts polygraph examinations in support of a wide variety of HSI investigations. The renovation has also allowed the laboratory to enhance a number of other capabilities, including work with digital media evidence and chemistry as well as research and development efforts.

For more information about the Forensic Lab:

https://www.ice.gov/features/hsifl

Email: HSI-FL.Operations@ice.dhs.gov

Phone: 703-285-2482

Any evidence submitted to the HSI Forensic Laboratory for examination and could require the travel of an expert witness to appear at a court proceeding will be at the cost of the submitting agency.  It is also requested that prior to sending evidence for examination all submitting agencies contact their nearest HSI field office, which can assist in facilitating coordination between the laboratory and the submitting agency.


NATIONAL WHITE COLLAR CRIME CENTER CYBER ALERTS

Houseparty

Houseparty was launched in February 2016 by Life on Air as a free, easy-to-use video conferencing platform. It was built from the remnants of previous failed attempts at creating a livestreaming application, and was initially launched under a pseudonym, Alexander Herzick. It experienced relatively slow growth before going viral in late 2016. Houseparty can support video conferences (“houseparties”) with up to 8 simultaneous participants, in which every participant can see and talk to every other participant. The application is currently available via the Google Play Store and Apple iOS Store.

For more information, please visit: https://www.nw3c.org/docs/research/houseparty.pdf

Roblox

Roblox is a user-generated massive multiplayer online social gaming platform. The name Roblox was created by blending the words “robots” and “blocks.” Roblox users create their own virtual worlds and design their own avatars and games within the platform. New users must register with a username, email address, and date of birth. After registration and email verification, the new user then selects and customizes a virtual character that is used as his or her identity in the Roblox world.

For more information, please visit: https://www.nw3c.org/docs/research/roblox.pdf

 

Protecting law enforcement from cyber threats

This document provides material designed to assist law enforcement in protecting themselves and their families from becoming cyber targets: protecting personal information, cyber dos and don’ts, and links to further cyber training and resources. Download and read the full article at https://www.it.ojp.gov/GIST/1191/Understanding-Digital-Footprints–Steps-to-Protect-Personal-Information

 

Want to follow the LECC on RSS?

Just point your RSS reader to http://www.iacpcybercenter.org/feed/ (for the blogs) and  http://www.iacpcybercenter.org/news/feed/ for our news feeds.

 

Internet of Things Infographic

This fun infographic shows many different kinds of electronic devices that may be found in a residential home. Where possible, we describe the technologies imbedded within the devices, and the kinds of data they generate. While some devices store data on the device itself, others act as sensors that transmit data back to a smartphone application, cloud service provider, or other remote location.

Click here to begin exploring the digital home.

 

For the Prosecutor

This information provides resources to those who prosecute cyber crimes, and includes both links to statutes and case law explicitly focusing on cyber crimes, as well as links to other legal resources related to cyber crime prosecution, such as digital search warrants, and litigation guides. Click here to view more.

 

Cybercrime Community Awareness and Prevention

In an effort to support and advance police/community interaction addressing cyber crime and victimization, the National White Collar Crime Center, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and the U.S. Department of Justice, have developed training modules that identify the most common types of Internet and computer-related scams, and instructional tools to help people avoid being victimized by these scams. Click here to view the latest training module.

News

More Updates