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Quincy M.D. at War

A great series of articles (only minor quibbles about accuracy) about the growing importance of forensics in law enforcement and intelligence work. We are rapidly approaching the point where using “cyber” as an adjective when describing malicious or offensive activity is becoming superfluous. When street thugs are giving up slinging rock for cloning ATM cards and the Chinese are sweat-shopping vulnerability discovery you know the threat is pervasive. The materials captured in Afghanistan and Iraq are piddling when compared to the take that we could gather from a nation even slightly more technically advanced, yet by all accounts we are ill-prepared to deal with the problem, content to relegate such work to IC backwaters and basements. Fair enough just don’t come crying to me when everyone starts up the “lied, died” chant again.

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji spent nearly 20 years in the US intelligence community. Trained in both SIGINT and HUMINT disciplines he has worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. At various points in his career he served as an expert in information warfare, computer network operations, computer forensics, and indications and warning. A veteran of the US Army, Michael has served in both strategic and tactical assignments in the Pacific Theater, the Balkans, and the Middle East.