Title: AURORAGOLD – Target Technology Trends Center/T3C support to WPMO

Release Date: 2014-12-04

Document Date: 2011-01-01

Description: This NSA briefing, given at the Five Eyes SIGDEV conference in 2011, gives an overview of AURORAGOLD data flows: see the Intercept article Operation Auroragold: How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide, 4 December 2014.

Document: S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY

AURORAGDLD

(U//FOUO)

AURORAGOLD

Target Technology Trends Center/T3C
support to WPMO

Overall briefing classification: S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY

S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY

S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY

AURORAGDLD

(C//REL TO USA, FVEY)

Two synergistic efforts:

Trending and forecasting of global wireless and cellular networks

AURORAGOLD

• Data gathering and analytics on GSM/UMTS networks
“A uto”-Minimization

• Automated minimization capability to ensure compliance with NSA
reporting policy

S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY

AURORAGOLD DATA FLOW & PROCESS OVERVIEW

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AURORAGOLD DATA FLOW & PROCESS OVERVIEW:

AURORAGOLD DATA FLOW & PROCESS OVERVIEW

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S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY

AURORAGDLD

AURORAGOLD

NOW:

• GSM technology family from
unclassified data

• Parsing IR.21 documents from SIGINT

• Basic analytics

• Basic auto-sourcing

FUTURE:

• Additional fields

• Additional sources

• Entity normalization

• Complex analytics

• Advanced auto-sourcing

• “Auto”-Minimization

• SCORPIOFORE reporting

• Visualizations enabling time-series
analyses

(C//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY)

RISKS:

• Data sources and ingest

• Expanding capability to other wireless technologies

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