Counterterrorism and Open Source Intelligence

In this context, this book provides a state-of-the-art survey of the most recent advances in the field of counterterrorism and open source intelligence, demonstrating how various existing as well as novel tools and techniques can be applied ...

Author: Uffe Wiil

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709103886

Category: Computers

Page: 458

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Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, serious concerns were raised on domestic and international security issues. Consequently, there has been considerable interest recently in technological strategies and resources to counter acts of terrorism. In this context, this book provides a state-of-the-art survey of the most recent advances in the field of counterterrorism and open source intelligence, demonstrating how various existing as well as novel tools and techniques can be applied in combating covert terrorist networks. A particular focus will be on future challenges of open source intelligence and perspectives on how to effectively operate in order to prevent terrorist activities.

EU Counter Terrorism and Intelligence

Counterterrorism and Open Source Intelligence (Wien / New York: Springer 2011). 62Andrew Rettman, 'EU Intelligence Services Opening up to Collaboration',, 18 January 2011 ,

Author: Javier Argomaniz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317378954

Category: History

Page: 240

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The Treaty on the European Union stipulates that one of the key objectives of the Union is to provide citizens with a high level of safety within an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Given that the fight against terrorism is a prominent aspect of this general objective, it is remarkable that, in spite of its political relevance and decade-long history, it has only relatively recently received due attention in the academic community. Yet an analysis of the successes and failures of the EU's involvement in this field is imperative and this is a particularly pertinent moment to take stock of progress. The goal of this book is therefore to look back at the post-9/11 period and answer the question of whether, when it comes to the measures taken to combat terrorism following these attacks, the EU has lived up to the promise made in its founding treaties. In pursuing this goal, this volume presents the views of leading experts casting a critical eye over the EU's performance, recognising achievements but also being suitably critical when the realities did not match the European rhetoric. In doing this, the book makes a significant contribution not only to the scholarly investigation of European Union policies, but also to the study of counter-terrorism in general. This book was published as a special issue of Intelligence and National Security.

The Tao of Open Source Intelligence

OSINT is a rapidly evolving approach to intelligence collection, and its wide application makes it a useful methodology for numerous practices, including within the criminal investigation community.The Tao of Open Source Intelligence is ...

Author: Stewart Bertram

Publisher: IT Governance Ltd

ISBN: 1849287295

Category: Computers

Page: 137

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OSINT is a rapidly evolving approach to intelligence collection, and its wide application makes it a useful methodology for numerous practices, including within the criminal investigation community.The Tao of Open Source Intelligence is your guide to the cutting edge of this information collection capability.

Understanding and Responding to Terrorism

Open Source Intelligence The most recent developments employed by Europol include the increasingly sophisticated use of open ... Europol's Counter Terrorism OSINT activity includes also the production of finished intelligence products, ...

Author: Huseyin Durmaz

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586037404

Category: Political Science

Page: 397

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" This publication concerns three main topics: - Dynamics of effective international cooperation against terrorism: Facilitators and barriers; - Law enforcement response to terrorism in different countries and regions; - Emergency management lessons for Homeland Security. On the first topic on the role of international organizations, the barriers for cooperation and their solutions are explored. With respect to the second topic, several countrys legislative efforts against terrorism, the level of terrorism, experienced threat, and how law enforcement agencies fight terrorism in their respective states are handled. The third topic includes evaluations of the response and recovery operations that are implemented after terrorist attacks in order to enhance emergency management and homeland security policies and procedures as well as the integration of crisis and consequence management activities. The articles in this publication have been categorized in five parts: - International Police Cooperation - National Approaches to Terrorism - Responding to Terrorism - Terrorism Emergency Management - Closing Remarks This book can be a useful source to better understand and respond to the terrorism threat. "

Essentials of Counterterrorism

For more on open source intelligence, please see Orion Lewis and Erica Chenoweth, “Facilitating Interagency Communication and Open Source Intelligence for Counterterrorism,” in Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st ...

Author: James J. F. Forest

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440832846

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

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A comprehensive overview of counterterrorism that examines key aspects of the fight against terrorism, including intelligence, law enforcement, the military, financial and criminal activity, ethics, and social media. • Analyzes critical themes and issues related to the fight against terrorism • Provides an ideal guide for students and other readers who are new to the study of counterterrorism and national and international security • Brings together contributors from academia, the military, law enforcement, government and intelligence agencies, and think tanks • Includes case studies that illustrate key concepts used in successfully combating terrorism

Exploring the Security Landscape Non Traditional Security Challenges

In: Wiil UK (ed) Counterterrorism and open source intelligence. Springer, Berlin Masys AJ (ed) (2014a) Networks and network analysis for defence and security. Springer Publishing, Berlin Masys AJ (2014b) Radicalization and recruitment: ...

Author: Anthony J. Masys

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319279149

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 325

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This book provides international perspective for those studying or working in the security domain, from enforcement to policy. It focuses on non-traditional threats in a landscape that has been described as transnational in nature and incorporates natural disasters, gang violence, extremism and terrorism, amongst other issues. Chapters provide innovative thinking on themes including cyber security, maritime security, transnational crime, human security, globalization and economic security. Relevant theoretical frameworks are presented and readers are expertly guided through complex threats, from matters pertaining to health security which pose threats not only to humans but also have significant national security implications, to issues regarding critical infrastructure vulnerability and the complexity of understanding terrorist operations. Authors reveal how emerging uncertainties regarding global critical infrastructure and supply chain security, food security, and health security are linked to the notion of human security. Security professionals, policy makers and academics will all gain from the insights, strategies and perspectives in this book. It builds understanding of the deepening and broadening domain of security studies and provides a valuable reference text for courses on security studies and international relations.

Applying Methods of Scientific Inquiry Into Intelligence Security and Counterterrorism

Institutionalization of a Web-Focused, Multinational Counter-Terrorism Campaign-Building a Collective Open Source Intelligent System. A Discussion Paper. NATO Security Through Science Series EHuman and Societal Dynamics, 34, 8.

Author: Sari, Arif

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522589783

Category: Computers

Page: 396

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Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research is slowly yet steadily revolutionizing traditional education. However, multidisciplinary research can and will also improve the extent to which a country can protect its critical and vital assets. Applying Methods of Scientific Inquiry Into Intelligence, Security, and Counterterrorism is an essential scholarly publication that provides personnel directly working in the fields of intelligence, law enforcement, and science with the opportunity to understand the multidisciplinary nature of intelligence and science in order to improve current intelligence activities and contribute to the protection of the nation. Each chapter of the book discusses various components of science that should be applied to the intelligence arena. Featuring coverage on a range of topics including cybersecurity, economics, and political strategy, this book is ideal for law enforcement, intelligence and security practitioners, students, educators, and researchers.

Careers on Antiterrorism Counterterrorism Task Forces

Open-source intelligence (OsInt). Intelligence gathered from the types of open sources we are exposed to on a daily basis: radio, television, the Internet, newspapers, and even drawings. this is the type of intelligence that ...

Author: Corinne Grinapol

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477717188

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Over the past 20 years, terrorism and fears of terrorism have increased in the United States. In response, counterterrorism and antiterrorism task forces have been created to help prevent this type of attack. Jobs in this field are becoming more common, and qualified individuals are needed to fill the open spaces. Now, through the help of this volume, readers can get all the information they need to join a task force in the field of law enforcement. This book describes some very real-life events and discusses how counter- and antiterrorism task forces played a part in keeping people safe.

Counterterrorism in Saudi Arabia

There are five common types of intelligence collection. They include human, signals, imagery, measurement and signatures, and open-source intelligence. Those most commonly used in counterterrorism are human intelligence (HUMINT) and ...

Author: Rachael M. Rudolph

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838608265

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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As jihadist extremism, and its manifestation as Al Qaeda, began to spread - even in the years before 9/11 - Saudi Arabia became a principal target. Jihadists identified the country as the first state against which they could mount a concerted effort to destabilise, undermine and subvert the authority of its central government and its ruling elites. This prompted the Saudis to take defensive initiatives which were to become widely recognised as an effective way to deal with extremism. The key element of the Saudi approach was to lace their hard confrontation of the extremists with subtle, soft mechanisms to undermine the will of actual and potential terrorists. The efforts ranged from interdiction of funding terrorist groups to the deployment of social and psychological pressures aimed at steering extremists away from their cause. This included welfare inducements whereby perpetrators were persuaded by material benefits - state support to families and individuals, housing allowances, educational opportunities - to abandon their political goals in favour of a return to family and society. This book charts the course of the Saudi terrorist rehabilitation programme and makes vital reading for all who, either directly or indirectly, have an interest in following the emergence of international terrorism.


... 18, 44, 51, 52, 58, 77 Muslims of America (see Jama'at ul-Fuqra) National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) ... 18 On-the-Ground Managers, 69 Open Source Center (OSC), 251 Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), 234 Operation Bojinka, 55, ...

Author: Dean T. Olson

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398087237

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Police officers on the beat, officers on patrol, all cops - local, state, tribal and federal, 750,000 strong - doing what they do every day are the first and most effective line of defense against terrorist acts committed in the Homeland. This manual is designed to overcome the failure of our national counter-terrorist strategy to better utilize local cops in homeland security by providing essential and practical knowledge local officers can use to identify terrorist precursor activities and more effectively interdict and prevent terrorist attacks from occurring. The goal is to acquaint officers with proactive “first preventer” knowledge and tactics so they can make police counterterrorism an integral part of their duties. Numerous case studies flesh out concepts such as terrorism, homeland security, terrorist threats posed by different terror groups, police counterterrorism intelligence, lone wolf terrorism, behavioral indicators of Islamist radicalization, terrorist tradecraft, terrorism indicators and warning signs, the terrorist attack cycle, terrorist attack tactics such as sniping, weapons of mass destruction, arson, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide bombing tactics and surveillance detection techniques. This manual is an excellent source of basic to intermediate training for intelligence analysts, members of Joint Terrorism Task Forces, criminal intelligence investigators, and all police officers.