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Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence

Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence

Author: Edward J. Appel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439827529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

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In the information age, it is critical that we understand the implications and exposure of the activities and data documented on the Internet. Improved efficiencies and the added capabilities of instant communication, high-speed connectivity to browsers, search engines, websites, databases, indexing, searching and analytical applications have made

Cybervetting

Cybervetting

Author: Edward J. Appel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482238853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 211

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Researching an individual’s, firm’s or brand’s online presence has become standard practice for many employers, investigators, and intelligence officers, including law enforcement. Countless companies and organizations are implementing their own policies, procedures, and practices for Internet investigations, cybervetting, and intelligence. Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition examines our society’s growing dependence on networked systems, exploring how individuals, businesses, and governments have embraced the Internet, including social networking for communications and transactions. It presents two previously unpublished studies of the effectiveness of cybervetting, and provides best practices for ethical cybervetting, advocating strengthened online security. Relevant to investigators, researchers, legal and policy professionals, educators, law enforcement, intelligence, and other practitioners, this book establishes the core skills, applicable techniques, and suitable guidelines to greatly enhance their practices. The book includes the outcomes of recent legal cases relating to discoverable information on social media that have established guidelines for using the Internet in vetting, investigations, and open-source intelligence. It outlines new tools and tactics, and indicates what is and isn’t admissible under current laws. It also highlights current cybervetting methods, provides legal frameworks for Internet searching as part of investigations, and describes how to effectively integrate cybervetting into an existing screening procedure. What’s New in the Second Edition: Presents and analyzes results of two recent studies of the effectiveness of cybervetting Updates key litigation trends, investigative advances, HR practices, policy considerations, social networking, and Web 2.0 searching Includes the latest tactics and guidelines for cybervetting Covers policy, legal issues, professional methodology, and the operational techniques of cybervetting Provides a strengthened rationale, legal foundation, and procedures for successful cybervetting Contains compelling evidence that trends in legal, policy, and procedural developments argue for early adoption of cybervetting Presents new strategies and methodologies Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition is a relevant and timely resource well suited to businesses, government, non-profits, and academia looking to formulate effective Internet search strategies, methodologies, policies, and procedures for their practices or organizations.

Cybervetting

Cybervetting

Author: Edward J. Appel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482238860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 309

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Researching an individual‘s, firm‘s or brands online presence has become standard practice for many employers, investigators, and intelligence officers, including law enforcement. Countless companies and organizations are implementing their own policies, procedures, and practices for Internet investigations, cybervetting, and intelligence.

Automating Open Source Intelligence

Automating Open Source Intelligence

Author: Robert Layton

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 9780128029176

Category: Computers

Page: 222

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Algorithms for Automating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) presents information on the gathering of information and extraction of actionable intelligence from openly available sources, including news broadcasts, public repositories, and more recently, social media. As OSINT has applications in crime fighting, state-based intelligence, and social research, this book provides recent advances in text mining, web crawling, and other algorithms that have led to advances in methods that can largely automate this process. The book is beneficial to both practitioners and academic researchers, with discussions of the latest advances in applications, a coherent set of methods and processes for automating OSINT, and interdisciplinary perspectives on the key problems identified within each discipline. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples, editors Robert Layton, Paul Watters, and a distinguished list of contributors discuss Evidence Accumulation Strategies for OSINT, Named Entity Resolution in Social Media, Analyzing Social Media Campaigns for Group Size Estimation, Surveys and qualitative techniques in OSINT, and Geospatial reasoning of open data. Presents a coherent set of methods and processes for automating OSINT Focuses on algorithms and applications allowing the practitioner to get up and running quickly Includes fully developed case studies on the digital underground and predicting crime through OSINT Discusses the ethical considerations when using publicly available online data

Prosecuting Political Violence

Prosecuting Political Violence

Author: Michael Loadenthal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000345827

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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This volume unpacks the multidimensional realities of political violence, and how these crimes are dealt with throughout the US judicial system, using a mixed methods approach. The work seeks to challenge the often-noted problems with mainstream terrorism research, namely an overreliance on secondary sources, a scarcity of data-driven analyses, and a tendency for authors not to work collaboratively. This volume inverts these challenges, situating itself within primary-source materials, empirically studied through collaborative, inter-generational (statistical) analysis. Through a focused exploration of how these crimes are influenced by gender, ethnicity, ideology, tactical choice, geography, and citizenship, the chapters offered here represent scholarship from a pool of more than sixty authors. Utilizing a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, including regression and other forms of statistical analysis, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, and Discourse Analysis, the researchers in this book explore not only the subject of political violence and the law but also the craft of research. In bringing together these emerging voices, this volume seeks to challenge expertism, while privileging the empirical. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism and political violence, criminology, and US politics.

Cybervetting, 2nd Edition

Cybervetting, 2nd Edition

Author: Edward Appel

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1151052201

Category:

Page: 322

View: 155

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Researching an individual's, firm's or brand's online presence has become standard practice for many employers, investigators, and intelligence officers, including law enforcement. Countless companies and organizations are implementing their own policies, procedures, and practices for Internet investigations, cybervetting, and intelligence. Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition examines our society's growing dependence on networked systems, exploring how individuals, businesses, and governments have embraced the Internet, including social networking for communications and transactions. It presents two previously unpublished studies of the effectiveness of cybervetting, and provides best practices for ethical cybervetting, advocating strengthened online security. Relevant to investigators, researchers, legal and policy professionals, educators, law enforcement, intelligence, and other practitioners, this book establishes the core skills, applicable techniques, and suitable guidelines to greatly enhance their practices. The book includes the outcomes of recent legal cases relating to discoverable information on social media that have established guidelines for using the Internet in vetting, investigations, and open-source intelligence. It outlines new tools and tactics, and indicates what is and isn't admissible under current laws. It also highlights current cybervetting methods, provides legal frameworks for Internet searching as part of investigations, and describes how to effectively integrate cybervetting into an existing screening procedure. What's New in the Second Edition: Presents and analyzes results of two recent studies of the effectiveness of cybervetting Updates key litigation trends, investigative advances, HR practices, policy considerations, social networking, and Web 2.0 searching Includes the latest tactics and guidelines for cybervetting Covers policy, legal issues, professional methodology, and the operational techniques of cybervetting Provides a strengthened rationale, legal foundation, and procedures for successful cybervetting Contains compelling evidence that trends in legal, policy, and procedural developments argue for early adoption of cybervetting Presents new strategies and methodologies Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition is a relevant and timely resource well suited to bu...

Searching Out Loud: Giving Voice to Independent Investigations: Complete Works

Searching Out Loud: Giving Voice to Independent Investigations: Complete Works

Author: Marc Solomon

Publisher: Digital Information Literacy

ISBN: 1733255400

Category: Education

Page: 674

View: 444

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Searching Out Loud is a digital age information and media literacy text book for independent investigators, researchers, consultants, educators, and any lifelong learner whose curiosity is matched only by their rejection of unquestioning assumptions. The concept of a "search book" is that... everyone searches, no one likes to search, and we put our faith in algorithms to complete our thoughts. This book is intended for someone who "produces" research as a scientist/academic, investigator/journalist, and/or consultant/legal professional. These are folks who are rewarded for their independence: Drawing conclusions supported by evidence, not a predetermined outcome. They convey intent just fine without the algorithms. The first two units instruct readers on how to locate, evaluate, and use online information in their evidence-based investigations. In units three and four we apply source knowledge and fact-finding to the perspective-taking needed to interpret how that same information is created, shaped, and presented. Understanding the motives of the provider is critical to any web-based investigation. It's also core to the content analysis of social media we now stream with fewer assumptions and a more critical eye for inspection. What ends up in our search results and news feeds -- and why? Those are questions that fall outside the search box and squarely in these pages. So too do answers to research questions that begin with a conditional reflex like "it depends" and "how likely is likelier?" Searching Out Loud takes the exchange between researchers and search engines out of one-way conversations and into the realm of detective work. The bullhorn-like proclamation of the book's title suggests that searching is neither introspective nor restricted to a hushed confession-like disclosures between petitioners and their technological priests. Rather, forming questions, matching patterns, unscrambling mixed signals, weighing explanations, and questioning the assumptions they're based on can create quite a commotion! They pierce the silence of the screened-in user, opening the reader up to a transparent and repeatable way for us to engage colleagues, stakeholders, and even adversaries in the discovery, vetting, and integration of search results into our case work. For starters, the book shows readers how to place their own assumptions, intuitions, and curiosities above the commercial and often veiled interests of big search and social media. This distinction is key towards ensuring the integrity of the researcher and the independence of the investigator. So too, the nature of virtual investigations poses challenges to the collection and sense-making of an evidence trail formed through Internet-based research. There's nothing "plug and play" about composing and presenting case narratives gathered through the non-linear web. Our use cases enlist an interwoven dynamic of open source intelligence from trade directories, social news aggregators, and public records to academic archives, and specialty collections, many that escape search engine detection. The Knowledge Continuum is one of many unique and practical frameworks for imposing sequential order on an otherwise unstructured and meandering nature of digital fact-finding and evidence-gathering. Additionally the principles of Search Project Management are used to package this evidence into the searching, capture, and sense-making that precedes a Knowledge-ABLED outcome: calling our stakeholders to action through our research methods and final presentation.