CEO Perspective

May 19, 2017

Origins & Mission

October 16, 2016

Virtualization — Staying Ahead of Criminals and Terrorists

I’ve spent most of my career in telecommunications and in all the years of booms and busts I have not seen a more disruptive shift in this industry as we are experiencing today. The key drivers are the ever insatiable appetite for increasing speeds and virtual switching.


May 10, 2016

The Mission

A year has passed since Subsentio purchased the Neustar Legal Compliance Services Division. What a year it’s been. When I’m asked was it worth it my answer is “absolutely ‘yes.”

Subsentio has doubled in size and is the unchallenged market leader. We have earned our title “the CALEA Compliance Company” many times over. Many factors have played an important role in our ascendance: the most outstanding team of professionals in the business; peerless technology solutions — always tested, certified and ready for action from the moment a court order arrives; our end-to-end service bureau model that guarantees results from start to finish; and always – Subsentio’s intense service focus that puts both the service provider customer and law enforcement first.


April 27, 2016

CTO Marcus Thomas: “The Wicked Problem of Going Dark”

In today’s CEO Perspective, Subsentio president and CEO Steve Bock speaks with CTO Marcus Thomas on the issue of law enforcement “going dark” in the face of rising challenges that make it increasingly difficult to obtain evidence for investigations under current laws such as CALEA.

As the former Assistant Director of Technology for the FBI, with a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, Thomas was present at the start of the “going dark” problem and is one of the most respected authorities on the issue. His insights on how “going dark” has evolved from an occasional to an ever-present and increasingly convoluted challenge are highly relevant at a time when criminals and terrorists have access to a near-limitless array of technologies to conceal their identities and activities. Fraught with complexity, “going dark” is now what Thomas calls a “wicked problem” with so many factors in play that conventional problem-solving techniques are overwhelmed and inadequate.


March 28, 2016

CEO Perspective: General Counsel Joel Margolis on “Apple/FBI” Tiff

Is the FBI’s recent attempt to gain cooperation from Apple in providing a “backdoor” to the San Bernardino, CA terrorist’s iPhone a dangerous precedent for future privacy violations by government — or simply a straightforward and perfectly legal attempt to gain evidence that might help prevent future attacks? And what of the FBI’s decision to put its case on hold while it pursues use of techniques to open the phone without Apple’s technical assistance — Will such a “hack” even work, and if it does, will it kick open another legal hornet’s nest between privacy advocates and law enforcement?