Using Social Media for Global Security

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Essential reading for cybersecurity professionals, security analysts, policy experts, decision-makers, activists, and law enforcement!

During the Arab Spring movements, the world witnessed the power of social media to dramatically shape events. Now this timely book shows government decision-makers, security analysts, and activists how to use the social world to improve security locally, nationally, and globally--and cost-effectively. Authored by two technology/behavior/security professionals, Using Social Media for Global Security offers pages of instruction and detail on cutting-edge social media technologies, analyzing social media data, and building crowdsourcing platforms.

The book teaches how to collect social media data and analyze it to map the social networks of terrorists and sex traffickers, and forecast attacks and famines. You will learn how to coalesce communities through social media to help catch murderers, coordinate disaster relief, and collect intelligence about drug smuggling from hard-to-reach areas. Also highlighting dramatic case studies drawn from the headlines, this crucial book is a must-read.

  • Illustrates linguistic, correlative, and network analysis of OSINT
  • Examines using crowdsourcing technologies to work and engage with populations globally to solve security problems
  • Explores how to ethically deal with social media data without compromising people’s rights to privacy and freedom of expression
  • Shows activists fighting against oppressive regimes how they can protect their identities online

If you're responsible for maintaining local, national or global security, you'll want to read Using Social Media for Global Security.

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"Social Media mapping is the new achilles-heel of associations and thoughts, which were formerly unseen. Gupta and Brooks are without question the master of this cartography"
--David Tinsley, Former U.S Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent. CEO, 5 Stones Intelligence

How an agent for change can be a force for security
During the Arab Spring movements, the world witnessed the power of social media to dramatically shape events. Now this timely book shows government decision-makers, security analysts, and activists how to use the social world to improve security locally, nationally, globally--and cost-effectively.
You'll discover how to collect social media data and analyze it to map the social networks of terrorists and sex traffickers, or to forecast attacks and famines. You will learn how to coalesce communities through social media to help catch murderers, coordinate disaster relief, and collect intelligence about drug smuggling from hard-to-reach areas. With its dramatic case studies pulled from the headlines, this crucial book is a must-read.

  • Illustrates linguistic, correlative, and network analysis of OSINT
  • Examines the use of crowdsourcing technologies to work with and engage populations globally to solve security problems
  • Explores how to ethically deal with social media data without compromising people's rights to privacy and freedom of expression
  • Shows activists fighting against oppressive regimes how to protect their identities online
Visit the companion website at wiley.com/go/usingsocialmediaforglobalsecurity for updates, data files referenced in the book, and additional information

About the Author:

Ravi Gupta is an entrepreneur who develops and commercializes technologies that use biological principles. He has created social media platforms, data processing algorithms, and crowdsourcing techniques to understand and solve security problems.

Hugh Brooks is a security consultant for government and private clients. With a focus on creativity, he has produced innovative solutions for crowd-driven applications, behavior modeling, mobile health and education, and cyber security.

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