Technology Talk: Threats in the Hyper-Connected World

Law enforcement organizations are often on the investigation side of cyberthreats and cybercrime, but that is starting to change. Today, a variety of attacks could be exacted on a law enforcement organization’s networks, devices, data, records, or communications—either as a singular attack or part of a larger one—that can cripple the agency’s service. Cyber attacks on law enforcement can threaten public safety, damage organizational reputation, and compromise the data relied upon for a number of essential criminal justice processes (e.g., investigative and judicial) and often shared across jurisdictions.