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13/04/2017

On 6 and 7 April 2017, the EUROSINT Forum and Sail Labs organised a workshop in Vienna. This event gathered about 40 intelligence practitioners and experts in Vienna around the topic of terrorism and digitisation.

This workhops aimed to discuss the use of social medias and Internet for influence, disinformation and propaganda campaigns by terrorist groups and State actors. In a era of information deluge, LEAs and intelligence bodies therefore need to be even more aware of the further increasing opportunities brought by...

13/04/2017

 

On the 10th and 11th April 2017, Europol's European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) hosted a conference on « Online Terrorist Propaganda ». On this occasion, over 150 participants gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague.

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12/04/2017

The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS - www.wins.org) is organising a workshop on « Countering Homegrown Violent Extremism in the Nuclear Sector: Threats and Mitigation Strategies ». This workshop will take place in Vienna, Austria from 25th to 27th April 2017.  The workshop will discuss the issue of Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE) and radicalization and how it is increasingly relevant to the nuclear industry. In particular, it will aim at:

  • Identifying the motivation, intention and capabilities of radicalized individuals and...
12/04/2017
In times of massive use of social media, possible related propaganda, disinformation or influence campaigns, LEAs and intelligence bodies need to be even more aware and capable of the threat landscape and further increasing opportunities both from a technological and conceptual level. This workshop aimed to gather European public representatives and security and intelligence practitioners around the topic of the use of social medias and Internet for influence, disinformation and propaganda campaigns, especially by terrorist groups.

The presentations can be downloaded below (...

28/02/2017

The French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) has published in early 2017 a study (only available in French) entitled "Les mutations du renseignement militaire : dissiper le brouillard de la guerre ?", written by Joseph HENROTIN. This study's aims to investigate on the evolution of intelligence research and analysis through time and for military purposes, including OSINT.  

"In the 1990s, military intelligence was at the core of the “revolution in military affairs”, carrying the hope that it...

21/12/2016

Intelligence analysis provided by Europol's Focal Point Firearms helped the Slovenian National Police identify and arrest darknet arms vendor.

Arrests such as these ones signal the start of the law enforcement community’s ability to access the dark web and collate data for prosecution, proving that the inflated sense of anonymity and security created by the Internet can work to law enforcement’s benefit.

Darknet was among the topics discussed at the ...

14/12/2016

On 9 December 2016, EUROSINT Forum & CEIS-European Office organised - in the premises of DGA Lab in Paris - a workshop around the theme of innovation. This workshop was attended by more than fifteen intelligence professionals stemming from National and European Security and Intelligence Agencies. 

Mr Gari Owen, President of the EUROSINT Forum welcomed the participants and briefly presented the objective of this one-day...

02/12/2016

The Islamic State is losing ground in the Middle East. As a consequence and as revealed in recent events with terrorist attacks in Europe, it suggests that IS is adopting new tactics to attack the West. 

 

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28/11/2016

The Investigatory Powers Act passed on November 2016 gives UK intelligence agencies and police more powers than before.

 

This bill has barely met resistance apart from some people working at the UK’s...

25/11/2016

Abstract

Big data holds critical importance in the current generation of information technology, with applications ranging from financial, industrial, academic to defense sectors. With the exponential rise of open source data from social media and increasing government monitoring, big data is now also linked with national security, and subsequently to the intelligence community. In this study I review the scope of big data sciences in the functioning of intelligence community. The major part of my study focuses on the inherent limitations of big data, which...

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