CyberCop’s mission is to provide individuals an ultra-secure web-based environment to promote and facilitate the sharing of sensitive information among a cohesive network of law enforcement, first responders, homeland defense and law enforcement related professionals from all levels of government; international, federal, state, local and the private sector, regardless of department affiliation and jurisdictional boundaries. CyberCop is committed to providing a safe and secure environment where ideas can be freely exchanged to aid individual efforts and to foster cooperative efforts in the fight against crime, terrorism and the security of our homeland.
In 2009, CyberCop passed a stringent testing and auditing by the U.S. Government demonstrating leadership in providing a secure collaboration platform.
The web-based CyberCop Portal – https://cybercop.esportals.com – currently links together over 15,000 law enforcement and related professionals from all 50 states and numerous countries.
Benefits of Using CyberCop
The CyberCop Portal demonstrates the potential for highly secure collaboration among users from diverse organizations without the expense and administrative burdens of VPN’s or similar security strategies. By combining the use of 256-bit U.S. Government Certified Encryption (supporting 128 bit for less capable browsers), security hardened operating environments, and tools with highly granular access controls, the portal can be securely accessed from organizations over which the sponsors have no systems configuration control and with no need to install and maintain client software.
Current CyberCop Members
CyberCop is a grassroots Law Enforcement movement designed for efficient and effective information sharing among Law Enforcement, First Responders, Homeland Defense, and Law Enforcement related professionals.
Some participants include:
How Do I Become A CyberCop Member?
The CyberCop Portal is open to all law enforcement, first responder, homeland defense and related individuals, subject to verification by a sponsoring authority.
If you are interested in becoming a member of CyberCop, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the NC4 Support Center at 877-624-3771 and provide the following information:
- Your Name
- Your Organization
- Your contact information (phone/email)
- How you heard about CyberCop
Once you receive an invitation to join Cybercop, go to https://cybercop.esportals.com to register.
The NC4 Support Center is available Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm EST.
What Happens Once I Register?
Once you complete the online registration process you will receive an email asking you to confirm your application. Once you are approved you will receive another email informing you of your account approval.
Infragard CyberCop Community membership now over 4000 members
InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA or “InfraGard”), the largest national network of private sector, FBI- vetted subject matter experts (SMEs) for critical infrastructure protection, is using the Cybercop portal to facilitate secure communication with its members, local chapters and local, state and Federal government agencies.
CyberCop News Articles
With more than 15,000 members in over 40 countries, CyberCop provides its members with immediate access to an entire network of cyber security, law enforcement, first responders, homeland defense and law enforcement related professionals. Below are some of the success stories we've collected over the years from members to show how CyberCop is being used to solve real world problems.
Global Communication Story
"I have been given a lot of useful information regarding the use of Kazaa from a wide variety of members, both UK and US. I needed it to put together a small quick PowerPoint that could explain to UK magistrates how it works, because of an embarrassing 20 minutes trying to explain to a magistrate the other day, who was getting confused between Peer-to-Peer and ordinary Web Pages. I succeeded eventually. I have started putting together a PowerPoint and hopefully if it's any good, later I'll share it with the forum here."
Nationwide Communication Story
"Our Department's Cold Case Unit needed to locate a witness from a 1978 murder. One of the Cold Case Unit Detectives called me (I work in Intel in the Special Investigations Section) to assist in locating the witness. Through research I was able to determine that the witness had moved out of state, but I had no way of obtaining employment information.
I knew the quickest route to getting the information I needed, as well as my most reliable sources, would be other Law Enforcement/Other agencies around the country. I typed up my request, sent the e-mail through the secure CyberCop portal, and crossed my fingers. Within minutes I started getting replies from around the country! This is one of the many things I love about CyberCop - law enforcement helping law enforcement. The CyberCop community is always willing to assist, and this is why they are my first-line of defense when I need out of state assistance.
Although I learned that my witness was not working, I made some new contacts which is "always" a good thing in our line of work. I currently have another request for information I will be sending to the CyberCop community regarding investigative tools in use across the country. I don't even have to cross my fingers - I know my fellow CyberCoppers will reach out to help"!
Collaboration Between Portal Members
"Based on message to all members of the CyberCop Global Community, provided information and leads for sergeant with Ashfield Police Department to establish Massachusetts Regional K-9 Program".
Information Sharing Between Law Enforcement and Industry
"Assisted with solving financial hacking case –eTrade hack involving over $100,000".
Emergency Distribution of FBI Terrorist Watch List
Post 9/11 the Cybercop Portal was used by the FBI to distribute, at a sensitive security level, The Watch List to over 180 civilian and government groups which did not have access to their networks. The secure setup and distribution was accomplished in a matter of hours.
Support Child Safety Task Force
Provided a multi agency task force fighting Internet Crimes Against Children the ability to pursue sensitive cases.
Distribution of Sensitive Reports
Sensitive (FOUO) reports from the Coast Guard and GAO were made available to selected members of the cyber law enforcement community.
Facilitated a survey by Hong Kong law enforcement officials on global policies for policing prostitution over the net and the sharing of the results back to the community.