California Shares Cybercrime Services With Local Law Enforcement

The California Cyber Crime Center (C4), a newly minted forensic and digital crimes group based in Fresno, California, that as of October 11, unifies the California Department of Justice's (DOJ) resources to investigate and prosecute cybercrime, enhance digital evidence capabilities, and promote innovation.  C4 supports DOJ internally as well as local and state law enforcement agency partners throughout the cybercrime lifecycle by providing services, technical assistance, and training related to cybercrime, digital evidence, and digital forensics.  One example of support that C4 offers is the Cyber Response Vehicle (CRV), which serves as a mobile cyber laboratory, allowing multiple staff to work as if they were in the computer lab to collect, acquire, and process loose media, mobile devices, personal computers, servers, and other sources of electronically stored information during the course of an investigation.  

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Countering Insider Threats with Standards-based Data Architecture

The Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) is partnering with the Defense Security Service (DSS) to improve information sharing capabilities by developing a data dictionary and standardized data architecture for DSS information technology (IT) systems. DSS strengthens national security at home and abroad through security oversight and education operations. DSS oversees the protection of U.S.

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Standards Group Releases Guidelines on Cyber Information Sharing

The non-governmental Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization has released an initial set of guidelines to promote private-sector cybersecurity information sharing.

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2016 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study Available

Each year, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) conducts a survey of state chief information officers (CIOs) to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government.
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Cybersecurity Resources for State and Local Law Enforcement

The National Consortium for Advanced Policing (NCAP) recently released the Cybersecurity Guide for State and Local Law Enforcement and an accompanying issue brief: A Policy Roadmap to Enhance Capabilities.  The guide was created to help state and local law enforcement agencies protect themselves, as well as businesses and community members, from cyber-related threats.  The issue brief is a companion to the guide and focuses on how policymakers at federal, state, and local levels, in both the executive and legislative branches of government, can take steps to improve the cyber authorities an

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Illinois Moves Toward Advancing a Distributed and Decentralized Information Sharing Environment

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is offering technical assistance and support to Illinois county leaders seeking to establish county-wide data exchange.  In this information sharing environment, public safety and criminal justice agencies would:

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NIEM Version 3.2 is Now Available

NIEM version 3.2  and its associated products are now available for download and use.  Products include NIEM XML schemas (XSD), a spreadsheet (MS Excel) of all data components in the model, and alternate database formats (MS Excel, MS MDB, and CSV).

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Addressing the Challenges of Maintaining a Robust State and Regional Information Sharing Environment

As a means of monitoring and advancing the priority actions identified during the 2015 Addressing the Challenges of a Robust State and Regional Information Sharing Environment: A Summit of State Policy Leaders, an Implementation Working Group (IWG) was established.

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Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Remain Important for Information Sharing Future

Privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties (P/CRCL) – as they relate to the public and private space – are increasingly woven into the work of countering terrorism and violent extremism. P/CRCL also plays an important role in cybersecurity conversations.

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SEARCH Offers Resource for Developing Common Charge Tables

As system interoperability grows, it is important for justice stakeholders to share charge information in order to improve the overall accuracy of the respective data systems involved in the justice process.

However, the justice community has developed multiple ways to represent and describe offenses in their data systems—in fact, such terms as “offenses,” “crimes,” and “charges” are often used interchangeably. These differences underscore the need to align charge data between data systems.

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