Archive for the ‘Memory Intelligence Agency’ Category

Tapping (Debugging Slang, Part 23)

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Tapping - The act of collecting software traces for subsequent pattern-driven trace analysis. From TAP (Trace Analysis Pattern).

Examples: We started tapping the service for any anomalies. Software tapping methods and tools.

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The Birth of Memory Intelligence Agency

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

A few years ago when searching for interdisciplinary ideas via metaphorical bijections I found many parallels between memory dump analysis and intelligence. At that time I started reading a book Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach, 2nd Edition (currently in the 3rd edition). Now looking at the cover of that book I think it might have later unconsciously influenced the picture of RADII process:

After some break with studying intelligence I now resume it after I found that tapping (trace analysis patterns for general memory traces with extra uncertainty attribute) could be a good basis for intelligence analysis patterns. My recent jump into cyber warfare also contributed to that. As a fictional continuation from MIx line (MI5, MI6 *) I feel the need to create MIA to promote such ideas (it is a well known fact that MI6 initially started as an amateurish organization **).

* MI5 and MI6 both look to me as pool tags :-) GCHQ sounds like related to Garbage Collector

** Strategic Intelligence [5 volumes], Volume 1

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