Executive Briefing Series: Data Strategies in the Intelligence Community

The reliance and value of using data and tools to track and stop bad actors using cryptocurrency is quickly becoming one of the best ways for law enforcement, intelligence and other authorities to successfully protect citizens and businesses.

The huge increase in criminals moving money through cryptocurrency was one of the reasons why the Justice Department issued its first ever cryptocurrency enforcement framework in October 2020. One of the main takeaways is DoJ believes law enforcement professionals across agencies must continually develop and maintain the base of knowledge and skills necessary to identify threats involving cryptocurrency; conduct robust and efficient investigations of those threats; and employ the many appropriate legal tools available to bring individuals and entities that abuse cryptocurrency to justice.

In thisĀ exclusive executive briefing, the following law enforcement and national security officials tell a story as to why they need to have the tools and data to understand, stop and apprehend those using cryptocurrency to carry out illegal activities:

  • Jarod Koopman, Director of Cyber Crime, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation
  • Jonathan Levin, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Chainalysis
  • Mark Norberg, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Investigative Support Division, Cyber Fraud – Threat Intelligence Unit, U.S. Secret Service
  • Kenneth Schaffer, National Program Manager, Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Don Spies, Former Deputy Director, Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Department of Treasury and Director, Market Development, Chainalysis

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