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28/05/2018

On 16 and 17 May 2018, the EUROSINT Forum organized a workshop in Vienna with the support of one of its members, Sail Labs. This event gathered more than 20 participants from public organisations (FRONTEX, JRC, national ministries of defence and interior), NGOs (Austrian red cross, START Network etc.) and the industry around the topic of disaster management and the use of artificial intelligence and big data in forecasting.

While AI is the new tech buzzword, this event explored the tangible benefits of AI technologies for crisis managers by presenting both the needs of organisations...

28/05/2018

This report presents a framework for understanding the modern practice of OSINT. The report describes the evolution of OSINT over the past 50-plus years, defines open source information and the OSINT cycle, and draws parallels between open source as an intelligence discipline and other intelligence disciplines. It also examines the methods used by open source tools and the challenges of using off-the-shelf technology for open source analysis.

Read more : https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1964.html

02/05/2018

The EUROSINT FORUM and SAIL LABS Technology are pleased to invite you on a two-day workshop. This workshop aims to gather European security and intelligence practitioners around the topic of disaster management either as a consequence of a natural event, industrial accident or a major security incident and the challenge of forecasting in the age of Artificial Intelligence and enormous data.

Aim of the Workshop

By automatically collecting, classifying, enriching and displaying data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies could significantly enhance...

30/04/2018

Police use of artificial intelligence has attracted controversy in the USA and now it is increasingly being marketed in the UK. Could machine learning and algorithms actually help make the criminal justice system fairer?

Read more : https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2018/04/ai-and-the-future-of-policing-algorithms-on-the-beat/

23/04/2018

Watkins, an IT-security consultant in Ottawa, documented the minutes leading up to the lethal collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a huge container ship near Japan. Some of the websites he uses for his research rely themselves on ordinary people to provide much of their information. Marinetraffic.com provides receivers free to individuals who live close to ports and can pick up transponder signals, though it purchases satellite transmissions to track ships further out at sea.The information broadcast by transponders often doesn’t identify a ship’s name or location, so more detective...

19/04/2018

Europol hosted the second conference of the European Counter Terrorism Centre Advisory Group to present and discuss new strategies against online terrorist propaganda and radicalisation. One panel focused on the assessment of radicalisation, and explored ways and methods in detecting and evaluating signs of radicalisation to violence in individual’s communication, in particular online. The goal was to retrieve relevant signs within the increasing masses of information that are publicly accessible.

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17/04/2018

UK intelligence agency GCHQ will open a new intelligence and security facility in Manchester in 2019, as part of the UK’s wider counter-terror strategy. The facility will incorporate a variety of innovative technologies to gather intelligence and combat terrorism.

Read more : https://www.governmenteuropa.eu/gchq-new-intelligence-and-security-facility-manchester/86415/

17/04/2018

In response to a changing threat picture, intelligence cooperation among European Union member states has evolved significantly in recent years. Dr Gerhard Conrad is Director of the EU Intelligence and Situation Centre. He will discuss how his teams operate in conjunction with the Intelligence Directorate of the European Military Staff, what can be done to enhance intelligence cooperation in the EU and how it might be affected by Brexit.

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04/04/2018

Social media has mass appeal because it is simple to understand and use, with little to no challenges involved for the user. RSS is whole different game, where the main goal is for the end user to research and find valuable information sources, as well as periodically clean up the news feed from irrelevant noise.

Read more : https://www.wired.com/story/rss-readers-feedly-inoreader-old-reader/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare

28/03/2018

Most companies say they collect competitive intelligence (CI), but most of the time that means outdated scraps of information divorced from the company's own strategy -- or simply ignored: A study by Fuld + Company found that 45 percent of competitive analyses it analyzed had no actual impact on management decisions.

Overall, the CI field hasn't changed much in the decades since its establishment in the 1980s, even though the intelligence data field itself has evolved dramatically: Market-research firm IDC predicts that the "digital universe" of online data will reach 180 zettabytes...

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