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Application of Big Data for National Security

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This text introduces state-of-the-art concepts and technologies surrounding big data, providing users with a strategic framework that can be used to combat terrorism and reduce crime.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to Big Data Chapter 1 - An Introduction to Big Data Chapter 2 - Drilling into the Big Data Goldmine: Data Fusion and High Performance Analytics for Intelligence Professionals Section 2: Core Concepts and Application Scenarios Chapter 3 - Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Counter International Terrorism Chapter 4 - Big Data and Law Enforcement: Advances, Implications, and Lessons from an Active Shooter Case Study Chapter 5 - Interpretation and Insider Threat: Re-Reading the Anthrax Mailings of 2001 Through a "Big Data" Lens Chapter 6 - Critical Infrastructure Protection by Harnessing Big Data Chapter 7 - Military and Big Data Revolution Chapter 8 - Cyber-Crime, Attack-Motivations and Implications for Big Data and National Security Section 3: Mathods and Technological Solutions Chapter 9 - Requirements and Challenges for Big Data Architecture Chapter 10 - Tools and Technologies for the Implementation of Big Data Chapter 11 - Mining Social Media: Architecture, Tools, and Approaches to Detect Criminal Activity Chapter 12 - Making Sense of Unstructured Natural Language Information Chapter 13 - Literature Mining and Ontology Mapping Applied to Big Data Chapter 14 - Big Data Concerns in Autonomous AI Systems Section 4: Legal and Social Challenges Chapter 15 - The Legal Challenges of Big Data Applications in Law Enforcement Chapter 16 - Big Data and the Italian Legal Framework Chapter 17 - Accounting for Cultural Influences in Big Data Analytics Chapter 18 - Making Sense of the Noise: An ABC Approach to Big Data and Security

About the Author

Babak Akhgar is Professor of Informatics and Director of CENTRIC (Center of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research) at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and Fellow of the British Computer Society. He has more than 100 refereed publications in international journals and conferences on information systems with specific focus on knowledge management (KM). He is member of editorial boards of several international journals and has acted as Chair and Program Committee Member for numerous international conferences. He has extensive and hands-on experience in the development, management and execution of KM projects and large international security initiatives (e.g., the application of social media in crisis management, intelligence-based combating of terrorism and organized crime, gun crime, cyber-crime and cyber terrorism and cross cultural ideology polarization). In addition to this he is the technical lead of two EU Security projects: "Courage" on Cyber-Crime and Cyber-Terrorism and "Athena" onthe Application of Social Media and Mobile Devices in Crisis Management. He has co-edited several books on Intelligence Management.. His recent books are titled "Strategic Intelligence Management (National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies)", "Knowledge Driven Frameworks for Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime" and "Emerging Trends in ICT Security". Prof Akhgar is member of the academic advisory board of SAS UK. Hamid R. Arabnia is currently a Full Professor of Computer Science at University of Georgia where he has been since October 1987. His research interests include Parallel and distributed processing techniques and algorithms, interconnection networks, and applications in Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (in particular, in image processing, medical imaging, bioinformatics, and other computational intensive problems). Dr. Arabnia is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine . He has over 300 publications (journals, proceedings, editorship) in his area of research in addition he has edited two titles Emerging Trends in ICT Security (Elsevier 2013), and Advances in Computational Biology (Springer 2012). Andrew Staniforth, Detective Inspector and Advisory Board Member and Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC).


"Law enforcement and intelligence practitioners will especially be interested in the case studies on how big data and high performance analytics have been used to uncover terrorist plots..." --Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International

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