Global IP Intelligence

Digital Element to showcase IP-based geolocation capabilities


New USGIF member Digital Element (Booth 1626) plans to introduce its Net Acuity “IP intelligence” product to GEOINT 2019 attendees.

“Anybody and anything connected to the internet has an IP address,” said Steve Hensler, the company’s director of government accounts. “Our service is to determine where that IP address originated from … and to return over 60 data points just based on that IP address.”

After participating in GEOINT 2018 as an attendee, Hensler said as a first-time exhibitor at GEOINT 2019 he hopes to educate the GEOINT Community about the overall concept of IP intelligence, which can enable GEOINT professionals to tie persons of interest on the internet to physical locations in the real world.

“‘NIST Special Publication 800-53’ talks about cyber architecture and the vulnerabilities within government systems,” Hensler said. “IP intelligence is referenced in there dozens of times, so we play directly into the cyber, intelligence, investigative, and fraud communities.”

At its booth, Digital Element—which already works with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, and Justice—will have examples of its IP intelligence data points available for Intelligence Community visitors.

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