Welcome to the Law Enforcement Cyber Center
The Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC) is designed to assist police chiefs, sheriffs, commanders, patrol officers, digital forensic investigators, detectives, and prosecutors who are investigating and preventing crimes that involve technology.
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The reliance and value of using data and tools to track and stop bad actors using cryptocurrency is quickly becoming one of the best ways for law enforcement, intelligence and other authorities to successfully protect citizens and businesses.
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The FBI should establish a “formalized bureau-wide dark web strategy” to address operational shortcomings in how it tackles illegal darknet activities, a Department of Justice (DoJ) audit has recommended. The DoJ’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) concluded that the status quo – whereby FBI units involved in dark web investigations develop their own strategies in isolation – led to inefficiencies, overlaps in remit, and misallocated resources.
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Recently, McAfee released a new global report entitled “The Hidden Costs of Cybercrime.” As the name suggests, the report examines the financial and underreported impacts of cyber-threats. According to the findings, cybercrime losses cost the global economy upwards of $1 trillion; this is equivalent to 1 percent of global GDP and a 50 percent increase since 2018.
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IT security professionals are expected to know everything. Most of them are self-taught and have learned on-the-job. Over time, experience has turned them into battle-hardened soldiers. The pressure is real, as they are responsible for the configuration, administration and, most importantly, the security of the entire infrastructure.
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To mitigate the threat to their networks, systems and assets, many organizations perform some type of annual cybersecurity awareness education, as well as phishing simulations. Unfortunately, attackers are quick to adapt to changes while employees’ behavior changes slowly. Without a dramatic shift in how we educate employees about cybersecurity, all industries are going to see a rise in breaches and costs.
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