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NVC 51: OJ Simpson Interrogation Part Two

This interrogation of OJ Simpson was conducted by Philip Vannatter and Thomas Lange, the Los Angeles Police Department’s chief investigators of the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. With this article, we are focusing on the types of questions. Remember in previous articles I have spoke of the value of Cognitive type questioning where…
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Why Does My Password Matter? | NSC #68

Encryption Whether it be full disk encryption, PGP, Veracrypt containers, or any other way to encrypt a file or a message, you need a good password to protect it. This is especially important when protecting sensitive information. Without a good password, you don’t have good encryption, period. Let’s take AES-256 for instance, a 256 bit…
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NVC 50: OJ Simpson Interrogation Part One

This interrogation of OJ Simpson was conducted by Philip Vannatter and Thomas Lange, the Los Angeles Police Department’s chief investigators of the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. You can see why asking yes or no questions yields you little to no information to confirm or dispel suspicion. Look at all the yes or…
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NSC 67: Whisply & OnlyKey Updates

Secure File Transferring with Whisply With encryption becoming more popular in recent years, there is no lack of means to send encrypted files in this digital age. The only issue we face is the ease of use with some of these tools. As we saw with Boxcryptor in our last issue, it is possible to…
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NSC 66: Using Cloud Storage Securely with Boxcryptor

Cloud Storage Cloud storage is a wonderful thing, it allows us to upload a backup of our files anywhere in the world. We can access our files at any point we choose. This is a great convenience brought to us by the internet and big data companies. Like all things, with great convenience comes great…
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NVC 49: Lies

Emotional Clues Lies can also generate emotions, ranging from the excitement and pleasure of “pulling the wool over someone’s eyes”, to fear of getting caught, to feelings of guilt. Darwin first suggested that emotions tend to manifest themselves in the facial expressions, as well as in voice tones, and that these can be reliable enough…
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NVC 48: Aviation Security

There are many people in the field of Aviation Security who feel the problem with aviation Security in the United States is that we are too focused on the item and not the person. Focusing on a passenger’s demeanor and subsequent answers to simple trip story questions can reveal possible deception and maybe even evidence…
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Stateless Password Managers | NSC #65

Password Managers Tired of having to update your offline password manager on all of your devices when you add a password. Don’t trust cloud password managers? You’re in luck. During our courses, we always talk about two different types of password managers: offline and online. An offline password manager (ie. KeepassXC) stays on your local…
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NVC 47: Baseline

Baseline: A baseline is a snapshot of how an individual acts and talks in a non stressful, nonthreatening situation. It’s also a time when they really have no reason or nothing to gain by lying. Establishing a baseline is very important and useful when studying behavior for possibledeception. It involves speaking with the individual about…
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