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Too big to fail

The digital age has a dark side – cybercrime


Check out this telling infographic about bank’s responses to cybercrime. It highlights some key findings from a survey of 250 banking executives. The report looks at cyber security challenges and opportunities as they relate to banks.

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Data visualization tackles the big data obstacles to anti-terrorism efforts

shadowy image of a criminal

Effective terrorists of the future will know how to hide and act using technology and data. Data visualization will help predict their moves – even of those who are data savvy.

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Why big data analytics holds the key to tackling the changing terror threat

Magnifying Glass

Everyone leaves a data footprint behind to follow – bank accounts, travel patterns, phone records and online activity. That sounds useful. You could just sift through all of that to find the next terrorist. Right? Sounds good on paper, but that is a lot of data – really big data. The advantage of advanced analytics is that you don’t need to know what you’re looking for.

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Data-driven crime fighting

Social Media Crimes

Criminals are connected by a maze of networks. Unfortunately, law enforcement is not always so well connected. Data sharing could change the face of public and national security.

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Demons of Gadara: Terrorism financing

John Cassara's book

Trent Smith interviewed John Cassara about his new book and what motivated him to write it. Cassara says he combined the things he learned as a former “street” agent with some of the things he’s learned from SAS. Cassara uses fiction to show some of the real challenges and dangers in terrorism financing.

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Big data and public security: Analytics on the world stage

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Working together, agencies can harness the power of big data to understand the continuum of past, present and future – with a proactive focus on the future. Since the big data analytics foundation is available, there are no excuses. The mission of public health, safety and security, require us to take action.

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Big data offers big protection from cybercriminals

Ellen Joyner Robinson

Digging into your big data to find and stop potential cybercriminals requires real-time, event-driven behavior analytics and the ability to link new threat alerts to existing suspicious cases

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Drowning in a sea of alerts


Producing high volumes of low-value alerts can impact investigation effectiveness and regulatory report quality. High performance scenario tuning helps investigation staff be more efficient – improving compliance and reducing the risk of inaccurate or late regulatory reports.

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Predict and prevent fraud

preventing tax fraud

When the UK last held the G8 presidency in 2005, the focus of the summit was on ending world poverty and supporting development in sub-Saharan Africa. Now, eight years later, it is the pressure on budgets that has set the agenda for the 2013 G8 summit. What role can analytics play in ensuring tax compliance – preventing tax fraud?

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Enterprise cyber security: The case for using analytics to manage risk


The traditional approach to addressing common system and network vulnerabilities is no longer enough to provide cyber-security. Agencies must take an enterprise approach, and to do so, CISOs must be able to understand and visualize the human and technology interactions in cyberspace. That’s where analytics can help.


How m-payments might be the global money-laundering machine of criminals’ dreams

mobile banking and cybersecurity

Millions of people now use their mobile phones for banking – and hidden among them are criminals. “M-payments will be one of the next big laundering methodologies that we have to confront,” says John Cassara, who spent 26 years as a covert CIA case officer and US Treasury agent.

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