• phone forensics (NIST)

    NIST tests law-enforcement's phone-hacking tools

    Researchers with the National Institute of Standards and Technology have evaluated the methods investigators use to access data on damaged or locked phones.

  • smart st louis

    Responder data-sharing test shows need for ‘bombproof’ tech

    A test of the Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture demonstrated that technology that any common operating picture technology must simple and operation-ready for responders to seriously consider it.

  • wannacry ransomware

    DHS cyber chief takes on ransomware

    While Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has not aggressively addressed ransomware threats, the agency is reaching out to local governments, businesses and critical infrastructure managers about how to prepare and respond.

  • opioids (Darwin Brandis/

    How Virginia communities fight the opioid epidemic

    Combining datasets from disparate organizations can give responders a more detailed view of drug addiction and treatment, allowing for targeted assistance and the better allocation of resources.

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