Application of Big Data for National Security: A by Babak Akhgar

By Babak Akhgar

Application of huge facts for nationwide safeguard provides clients with state of the art techniques, equipment, and applied sciences for large info analytics within the struggle opposed to terrorism and crime, together with a variety of case reports and alertness situations. This ebook combines services from a world staff of specialists in legislations enforcement, nationwide protection, and legislations, in addition to machine sciences, criminology, linguistics, and psychology, making a particular cross-disciplinary choice of wisdom and insights into this more and more worldwide issue.

The strategic frameworks and important elements offered in Application of huge info for nationwide Security reflect on technical, felony, moral, and societal affects, but in addition functional concerns of massive facts approach layout and deployment, illustrating how info and safety issues intersect. In deciding on present and destiny technical and operational demanding situations it helps legislation enforcement and executive corporations of their operational, tactical and strategic judgements whilst making use of significant information for nationwide security

    • Contextualizes the massive info thought and the way it pertains to nationwide safeguard and crime detection and prevention
    • Presents strategic methods for the layout, adoption, and deployment of massive info applied sciences in combating terrorism and decreasing crime
    • Includes a chain of case reports and situations to illustrate the applying of huge info in a countrywide safeguard context
    • Indicates destiny instructions for giant facts as an enabler of complicated crime prevention and detection

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    Although major steps have been taken to strengthen counterterrorism responses, the exploitation of open source information and the prioritization of intelligence already captured remain real operational challenges. With the addition of a new era of public responsibility and accountability, security officials would be well advised to put current counterterrorism practices under the microscope to examine how, moving forward, the counterterrorism machinery of the state can effectively harness the power of the Internet, social media, and associated smart mobile communications.

    At 8:36 AM, the four young men, Mohammed Siddique Khan (aged 30), Shehzad Tanweer (aged 22), Jermaine Lindsay (aged 19), and Hasib Hussain (aged 18) departed the train and were captured on closed-circuit television cameras on the concourse close to the Thameslink platform, heading in the direction of the London Underground system (Staniforth, 2009). A few moments later, at around 8:30 AM, they were seen hugging each other. They appeared happy, even euphoric (Sampson and Staniforth, 2012). They then split up, each carrying an estimated 2–5 kg of homemade explosives in their rucksacks (House of Commons, 2005).

    He left the London Underground at King’s Cross station and soon boarded a number 30 bus traveling eastward from Marble Arch. This bus was crowded after the closures on the Underground caused by the other attacks. Hussain sat on the upper deck, toward the back. Forensic evidence suggested that the bomb was next to him in the aisle or between his feet on the floor (Staniforth, 2009). A man fitting Hussain’s description was seen on the lower deck earlier, fiddling repeatedly with his rucksack (Staniforth, 2009).

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