Big Data for Security & Investigations

There are more devices connected to the internet than people in the world. The amount of electronic data stored on corporate, government and individual devices, servers and networks is estimated to be over 500 times what is connected to the public internet. The bottom line: so-called “Big Data” challenges and opportunities are bigger and more complex than many think and are only becoming more so.

As our clients create, mine and seek to utilize exabytes of information for private sector and governmental purposes, VRI combines its core capabilities protecting lives, assets and reputations with established and cutting edge technology solutions that find, manage, and evidence answers from vast and contained repositories of 1’s and 0s.

Our core practices in computer forensics and e-discovery incorporate proven tools, technologies and methods to pinpoint and produce what’s relevant to attorneys, investigators and law enforcement in both small and large datasets.

Our ”Tracks Inspector” solution, developed by the forensic and cybersecurity experts at Fox-IT, places “Digital Evidence in the Hands of Detectives” and enables police and prosecutors to validate, verify, enrich and better manage forensic evidence with data and analytics provided by Lexis-Nexis.

Our work with Intrado’s “Beware” product delivers situational awareness information and insight to police officers in the field to improve their safety and effectiveness.

Whether maximizing the promise and practicality of Big Data for investigative, security and/or emergency response purposes, VRI works to ensure that clients maximize not only what Big Data technology can do, but how it serves core operations and helps achieve measurable results.

For more information about VRI’s Big Data initiatives and capabilities please call our New York Office at 212-537-5048 or email us at

Former Special Agent Jennifer Safir to join her father, former New York City Police Commissioner Howard Safir at Vigilant Resources International (VRI) after 17 years of service with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 23, 2013 – Jennifer Safir joins VRI to open their Washington DC office and spearhead their corporate and Federal Government Practices. Ms. Safir brings invaluable experience from her service with the Federal Government and is pleased to offer the services of the DC office to select clients and government agencies.

“It is a privilege to join VRI and I look forward to applying the same level of integrity and dedication to my clients as I did to my federal service,” commented Ms. Safir. “It is our goal at VRI to provide excellent resources and integrate the latest technology to assist both private and public organizations with viable solutions. Asset protection is no longer an added feature it is the platform on which organizations become and stay successful.”

During her tenure with the FBI, Ms. Safir specialized in introducing creative and innovative approaches to produce results, convictions and disruptions while maintaining safe practices and integrity. Over the course of her career, Ms. Safir has served in the Counter Terrorism, Criminal, Counter Intelligence and Administrative Divisions, was a member of the Organized Crime, Violent Crime Major Offenders, and Joint Terrorism Task Forces and held the position of HUMINT Coordinator. She has considerable experience working with other Law Enforcement, Intelligence Community (IC) and private sector organizations.

“Jennifer brings a wealth of experience and foresight to VRI,” commented Howard Safir, VRI’s Chairman and CEO, “There are many options for clients when it comes to security consulting. We provide clients with value and results, not invoiced promises. I am proud to welcome the DC office and Jennifer to VRI to provide quality services to the Washington DC metro area.”

Contact Information:
Jennifer Safir
+1 202-379-4741
1725 Eye Street, NW
Washington DC, 20006

Vigilant Resources International, Fox-IT and LexisNexis® Partner to Accelerate the Analysis of Digital Forensic Evidence

NEW YORK, NY –October 23, 2013–Vigilant Resources International (VRI), Fox-IT and LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced a joint alliance to further develop and deliver Fox-IT’s Tracks Inspector solution in concert with LexisNexis’s public records platform, Accurint® for Law Enforcement. VRI will serve as the exclusive distributor of the Tracks Inspector solution in the United States and Canada.

Every day that a mobile device or computer sits in a police department’s backlog waiting to be processed is one that a criminal remains on the street. Tracks Inspector, a collaborative, web-based platform enables detectives to quickly process and extract valuable information from mobile devices and computers without having to wait for the digital experts in the forensic lab, resulting in quicker and more effective prosecutions.

“The information on seized phones, tablets and computers is highly relevant to investigators, prosecutors and crime analysts,” said Haywood J. Talcove, chief executive officer, Government, LexisNexis. “Unlocking this evidence from current backlogs and empowering non-technical detectives and federal agents to view it with our identity, location and relationship data creates a very powerful tool to solve and prosecute crimes.”

A police force in Belgium recently found that in less than two weeks, four criminal cases with twelve containers of digital evidence were investigated, analyzed and processed by detectives using Tracks Inspector. This task normally takes the police investigators several months.

“There are more devices connected to the Internet in the United States than there are people,” commented Howard Safir, VRI’s Chairman and CEO (former Police Commissioner, New York City). “As criminals continue to utilize these devices to commit both major and minor crimes, police departments need tools like Tracks Inspector to keep up with the demands of prosecuting offenders and to strategically develop this information into intelligence that prevents and solves crimes.”

Tracks Inspector Program Manager, Hans Henseler, founder of the Computer Forensics section of the Netherlands Forensic Institute commented, “The core idea is to have detectives who best know the case sort through the evidence themselves and enable mobile and computer forensic experts to work on what they know and do best. We are confident that VRI and LexisNexis will deliver a solution that builds on this core principle and helps departments and agencies throughout the United States and Canada better use seized devices to reduce crime.”

If you are interested in more information, visit LexisNexis in booth #1325 during IACP for an introduction and demonstration.

About Vigilant Resources International (VRI)
VRI provides an integrated suite of technology, capability building and training services for law enforcement agencies and organizations worldwide.

About Fox-IT
Fox-IT, one of the oldest digital investigation agencies in Europe, prevents, solves and mitigates the most serious threats as a result of cyber-attacks, fraud and data breaches with innovative solutions for government, defense, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, banking, and commercial enterprise clients worldwide.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions ( is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced analytics, LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of professional information solutions across a number of sectors.

Contact Information:
Adam Safir
VRI Technologies
+1 917-536-0370