While the number of arrests and convictions is very welcoming to see, for me there is more behind the headlines that gives cause to celebrate. In particular, those cases involving multiple police forces working across different jurisdictions. The cooperation demonstrated in these international operations is heartening to see. In addition, the lessons learned from them can be brought to bear on future operations to increase their likelihood of success. Each arrest in many cases will also provide a treasure trove of intelligence and data that law enforcement can use to identify other criminal gangs.
Working in information security can lead us to often look at the negative aspect of the business. Sometimes though, it is good to look at the positive side and enjoy the victories that do arise.
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