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Social media analysis is a significant support for military information operations. It provides a window into perspectives, thoughts, and communications of a wide range of relevant audiences.

Key Findings of the study:

Social Media Analysis Could Play a Valuable Role in...


Intelligence gathering within Britain's security services has evolved during the last four decades. Today, the worry is whether analysts and security officials are acquiring too much information they can handle. Professor Philip Davies, director of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies believes "UK's security apparatus is suffering from what those in signals intelligence call information overload". 

Security experts warn of an analytical deficit in the heart of the...


Despite recent challenges, AI is becoming a crucial tool in the field of GEOINT. 

The technology has now reached a level of maturity sufficient to meet some of the needs of authorities and intelligence agencies. The development of AI and the use of deep learning algorithms in the field of visual recognition allow to deal with the increasing data flow that these organizations face. Artificial Intelligence is emerging as a multiplier to provide significant gains in...


Edoardo Camili - Hozint's CEO - considers the Paris attacks as intelligence failures for 3 main reasons:

1. Failure in the detection and prioritization of threats;

2. Surveillance was inadequate and ineffective;

3. Member states failed to share information and coordinate their efforts.

More on Edoardo Camili's point of view on NATO review.

Krishnadev Calamur - senior editor at The Atlantic - describes Brussels attacks also as an intelligence...


Local authorities talk about their use of social media for stoping or preventing crimes from happening. 

"Police officers use Facebook for the same reasons everybody else does, to see what is going on around them. They can use it to investigate a potential crime, or as evidence in prosecution".

"Warren says social media allows anyone to post anything, and that includes criminals who sometimes post proof of their illegal activity".

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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...



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.


The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS - 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...
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 (...


Terrorist attack in London was a reminder of threats Europe faces daily from extremist violence. It also showed the challenges that the intelligence community is confronted to:

- Low cost techniques used by terrorists;

- Weak security cooperation in Europe;

- Petty criminals and terrorist ‘diaspora’.

The increase in terrorist attacks in Europe in recent years has lead to establishing closer counter-terrorism cooperation among European intelligence and domestic security services but "the EU has always been more about economics so national security is and will...