High-tech companies have made encryption technology a central part of their business pursuits. Companies are investing millions to ensure that all the data stored on their devices is encrypted using different layers of security. This is a direct result of consumer privacy.

This has raised concerns among law enforcement agencies and national security agencies worldwide, who historically relied on telecom companies to implement permitted electronic surveillance.

Modern technological hurdles and encryption

Recent examples of how data encryption can impact law enforcement include the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, December 2015.

The FBI was able to take possession of the mobile phone of one of the suspect shooters following the attacks. Apple’s privacy policies prevented the FBI from unlocking the device. It took nearly four months for the FBI to obtain the evidence. This required legal action and the assistance of a third party.

Although access to information on the device might not be possible in all cases of lone-wolf attacks it could prove crucial in identifying terrorist or criminal networks and preventing the next attack.

This encryption race also extends to apps that people download on their devices. Telegram activity has shown that criminals are using data encryption to their advantage in order to illicitly engage in illegal activities.

These privacy features allow criminals to operate under encrypted multi-technology “ecosystems” that are not visible to law enforcement. They can also run many criminal network activities, including drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorist financing, ransomware, and money laundering.

The Era of Data-Driven Intelligence

However, acquiring this data is just one part of a complete security strategy. Due to the increasing amount of data generated by information technology, the process of turning intelligence into useful data has become difficult. The intelligence that is collected is often fragmented, scattered, and needs context to be able to provide valuable insight that can help in the fight against crime.

Many startups in the private sector are working to solve these data collection and analysis problems faced by intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies.

Intellexa is a data collection and analysis company. It was created out of the need to break down the organizational silo that prevents you from putting together a complete intelligence picture. Intellexa’s leader is COL (ret.). Tal Dililian is a veteran of the intelligence industry. Intellexa was founded by Dilian and a group of industry friends.

Intellexa is a combination of data gathering and human intelligence

The team of Dilian has decades of combined experience in the field. They seek to find solutions to the problems they see firsthand. This is done by combining decision making based upon data intelligence and actionable insights to create a more holistic approach to law enforcement and cyber defense techktimes.com.

Many agencies are faced with data compilation that takes hours, days, and even weeks. This can lead to insufficient insights and therefore unsuccessful operations.

Intellexa’s unique technology approach increases workflow efficiency and account for human error, significantly reducing time required to compile puzzling data. This allows Intellexa to retain the power of human intuition and insight. It ensures that intelligence operations are not compromised.

This technology provides a comprehensive picture that links insights together, allowing for operational efficiency.