Telecommunications service providers face increasing information assistance requests to help law enforcement while they simultaneously struggle with CapEx and OpEx reductions. On the other hand, law enforcement agencies face expensive telecommunication interface options for data collection as they battle with a growing backlog of subpoena requests. Intelligence Support Systems: Technologies for Lawful Intercepts addresses the information and intelligence needs of service providers, law enforcement agencies, representatives of governments and international standards bodies, and product and service vendors.
This volume offers solutions for many technological challenges, explaining how to provide networking equipment and probes for lawful intercepts, and detailing methods for reducing the performance impacts on network equipment that result from intercepts. It explores how to access, collect, and deliver information in real-time and how to improve mediation efficiency while serving multiple functions. The book also covers data retention and preservation issues and examines how to standardize intercept technologies for various service portfolios and infrastructure components.
Focusing on intelligence support systems (ISS), the text demonstrates how the information that an ISS gathers can be applied toward security, and illustrates how an ISS interfaces with billing, ordering, provisioning, authenticating, and law enforcement systems.
Table of Contents
Setting the stage. Service portfolios overview. Legal and technical standards for lawful intercepts. Intercept access points in infrastructure components. Extended functions for lawful intercepts. Lawful intercept solution architectures. Case studies for ISS solutions. Operating lawful intercepts. Costs and reimbursement of expenses for telecommunications service providers. Outsourcing lawful interception functions. Summary and trends.