Tag Archives: national security

How big data analytics can be the difference for law enforcement

Men in business suits data

The real value in big data analytics is that you don’t have to know what you’re looking for before you start. This is a huge benefit to law enforcement agencies that are facing tighter budgets and scarcer resources.

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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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How crime fighters can take on human trafficking

Driving preventative policing

Today human trafficking is big business, in many cases driven by far-reaching international criminal networks. Working together closely across national borders and delivering a joined-up approach to intelligence will be vital if this serious and rapidly growing criminal activity is to be effectively tackled.

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The social media revolution

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Social media sites have evolved from being a form of communication to a channel for active group psychology. It has become a tool for organizing looting, arson and criminal damage and driving social and political revolutions. What is the most effective response?

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Social media in public security

mobile banking and cybersecurity

Social media can be seen as an opportunity to prevent and solve crime rather than simply a tool used by criminals to carry it out. Analytics technologies can now pore over huge amounts of social media information to uncover patterns and analyze content.

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