Counterterrorism And Open Source Intelligence

Title:                      Counterterrorism And Open Source Intelligence

Author:                 Uffe Kock Wiil

Will, Uffe Kock (2011), ed. Counterterrorism And Open Source Intelligence New York: Springer

LCCN:    2011931775

HV6431 .C686 2011


  • “Presents state-of-the-art research and practice in intelligence work. Describes novel tools and techniques for counterterrorism and open source intelligence. Provides perspectives on the future uses of open source intelligence. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, serious concerns were raised on domestic and international security issues. Consequently, there has been considerable interest recently in technological strategies and resources to counter acts of terrorism. In this context, this book provides a state-of-the-art survey of the most recent advances in the field of counterterrorism and open source intelligence, demonstrating how various existing as well as novel tools and techniques can be applied in combating covert terrorist networks. A particular focus will be on future challenges of open source intelligence and perspectives on how to effectively operate in order to prevent terrorist activities.” –Publisher’s website.


  • Counterterrorism and open source intelligence models, tools, techniques, and case studies / Uffe Kock Wiil — Targeting by transnational terrorist groups / Alexander Gutfraind — A framework for analyst focus from computed significance / David Skillicorn and M.A.J. Bourassa — Interdiction of plots with multiple operatives / Gordon Woo — Understanding terrorists network topologies and their resilience against disruption / Roy Lindelauf, Peter Borm, and Herbert Hamers — Co-offending network mining / Patricia L. Brantingham, Martin Ester, Richard Frank, Uwe Glässer, and Mohammad A. Tayebi — Religion-based geospatial abduction with counter-IED applications / Paulo Shakarian and V.S. Subrahmanian — Finding hidden links in terrorist networks by checking indirect links of different sub-networks / Alan Chen, Shag Gao, Panagiotis Karampelas, Reda Alhajj, and Jon Rokne — The use of open source intelligence in the construction of covert social networks / Christopher J. Rhodes — A novel method to analyze the importance of links in terrorist networks / Uffe Kock Wiil, Jolanta Gniadek, and Nasrullah Memon — A global measure for estimating the degree of organization and effectiveness if individual actors with application to terrorist networks / Sara Aghakhani, Khaled Dawoud, Reda Alhajj, and Jon Rokne — Counterterrorism mining for individuals semantically-similar to watchlist members / James A. Danowski — Detection of illegitimate emails using boosting algorithm / Sarwat Nizamani, Nasrullah Memon, and Uffe Kock Wiil — Cluster based text classification model / Sarwat Nizamani, Nasrullah Memon, and Uffe Kock Wiil — Effectiveness of social networks for studying biological agents and identifying cancer biomarkers / Ghada Naji, Mohamad Nagi, Abdallah M. ElSheikh, Shang Gao, Keivan Kianmehr, Tansel Özyer, Jon Rokne, douglas Demetrick, Mick Ridley, and Reda alhajj — From terrorism informatics to dark web research / Hsinchun Chen — Investigating terrorist attacks using CDR data : a case study / Faith Ozgul, Ahmet Celik, Claus Atzenbeck, and Nadir Gergin — Multilingual real-time event extraction for border security intelligence gathering / Martin Atkinson, Jakub Piskorski, Erik van der Goot, and Roman Yangarber — Mining the web to monitor the political consensus / Federico Neri, Carlo Aliprandi, and Furio Camillo — Exploring the evolution of terrorist networks / Nasrullah Memon, Uffe Kock Wiil, Pir Abdul Rasool Qureshi, and Panagiotis Karampelas — The ultimate hack : re-inventing intelligence to re-engineer earth / Robert David Steele.


Additional formats

  • Also available in electronic format via the World Wide Web.


Date Posted:      February 16, 2016

Reviewed by Joshua Sinai[1]

A collection of papers by leading academic experts who present their research on the application of computational social science to the field of counterterrorism and open source intelligence. Their models, tools, and technologies are applied to subjects such as uncovering targeting by terrorist groups, interdiction of plots with multiple operatives, examining terrorist network topologies, using social network analysis and data mining technologies to uncover hidden links in terrorist networks and sub-networks, and uncovering terrorist activities on the Internet.

[1] Sinai, Joshua, PhD. in The Intelligencer: Journal of U. S. Intelligence Studies (19, 1, Winter/Spring, 2013, pp. ). Dr. Joshua Sinai is a Washington-based educator and consultant on terrorism and counterterrorism studies. He has provided capsule reviews of important books recently published on terrorism and counter-terrorism-related topics. He can be reached at:

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