• An image of a laptop with neon lights and icons, showcasing the cutting-edge concept of Entity Resolution.

    Entity Resolution: Assembling the Entity Data Puzzle   

    For law enforcement agencies looking to extract crucial insights from their data to accelerate investigations and threat detection, the first steps are to access, cleanse, and transform the data. Once accomplished, entity resolution (ER) emerges as the final stage before conducting analytics using a data fusion or decision intelligence platform. What is Entity Resolution?  Entity…

    By Inbar Goldstein
    Sep 13 2023 · 4 Min Read
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    Fighting Organized Crime with Data Analytics 

    During my tenure as the Assistant Director of Tax and Financial Investigations at the Mexican Tax Attorney’s Federal Office, I saw the growth of organized crime firsthand. We often think of serious or drug-related crimes when we think of organized crime, but money laundering and corruption are the financial engines that fuel organized groups, cartels,…

    By Tayde Yarahuan
    Sep 06 2023 · 7 Min Read
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    The Dark Side of ChatGPT: How Criminals are Using Large Language Models for Cyber-Crime

    For many of us, ChatGPT has quickly become our go-to tool for writing that tricky email or planning a dream vacation. Unfortunately, the dark side of this new technology is that criminals are also enthusiastically embracing AI bots – but for illicit purposes.    One indication of criminals’ interest can be seen in a report by NordVPN, which…

    By Moran Sorka
    Sep 01 2023 · 7 Min Read
  • An abstract image of data dots and dots on a dark background undergoing transformation.

    Adding Value to Data: The Power of Data Transformation for Improved Analytical Outcomes

    Accessing abundant data, including metadata, plays a crucial role in accelerating law enforcement investigations and allowing authorities to quickly adapt to emerging situations and threats. However, the value of the insights gained is dependent on the data being properly cleansed, enriched, fused and analyzed. Applying different transformations through ETL (Extract-Transform-Load), ELT (Extract-Load-Transform), and Federated Search…

    By Inbar Goldstein
    Aug 27 2023 · 5 Min Read
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    Federated Search: Incorporating the Right Data at the Right Time

    In 2023, approximately 120 zettabytes* of data are expected to be generated worldwide. A single zettabyte is 10^21 – which is a 1 followed by 21 zeros (a trillion gigabytes). That’s a lot of data, and the volume increases exponentially each year. It’s safe to say, at these sizes, not all data sets can be…

    By Inbar Goldstein
    Aug 15 2023 · 4 Min Read
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    5 Ways to Accelerate Tax Investigations with AI and Decision Intelligence

    Tax Fraud is Winning the Race Tax fraud is a growing problem, with ever more sophisticated tactics employed by perpetrators. Traditional analytics tools and BI solutions are struggling to keep up, leaving tax authorities grappling with the staggering costs of tax evasion and fraud. In the EU, it amounts to a mind-boggling €824 billion annually,…

    By Maya Ben Ari
    Aug 09 2023 · 4 Min Read
  • Cognyte - the world's first blockchain company specializing in Cryptocurrency crime.

    What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About Crypto Money Laundering

    Money laundering is a common theme among many crypto crimes. Criminal actors exploit the anonymity of the blockchain to launder profits from both off-chain and on-chain crimes to obfuscate the sources of illicit funds and convert them into cash, which can then be moved into the legitimate banking system. Cryptocurrency is used by criminals to launder funds from…

    By David Grau
    Aug 08 2023 · 6 Min Read
  • A picture of a gear and a file on a blue background showcasing ETL Data Transformation.

    Better Data, Better Analytics: Transforming Data Through ETL & ELT for Consistent Outcomes 

    Accurate data is crucial for effective analytics, as it can impact government and enterprise organizations in terms of time, money, reputation, customers, and even safety. Just like a fuel filter removes impurities before reaching a car engine, transformation functions are necessary for analytics to ensure high-quality data for decision-making. The adage ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out’…

    By Inbar Goldstein
    Jul 27 2023 · 3 Min Read
  • A pair of handcuffs adorned with a bitcoin, symbolizing the connection between Crypto crime and Cryptocurrency scams.

    Investigating 5 Kinds of Crypto Crime

    Technology has made almost every aspect of our lives – and the lives of criminals – easier. The blockchain has fostered an ecosystem in which illicit actors can easily operate anonymously and internationally, stalling financial investigations and setting the stage for increased crypto crime. In our previous blog we outlined how criminal actors exploit the…

    By David Grau
    Aug 01 2023 · 6 Min Read
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    Data-Driven Justice: Michael Fullilove on Combatting Human Trafficking with AI 

    World Day Against Trafficking in Persons  This year’s theme for the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is “Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind”. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), there are an estimated 49.6 million victims of human trafficking and modern-day slavery worldwide, and these numbers are growing1….

    By Eliana Levavi
    Jul 24 2023 · 9 Min Read
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