Application Of Big Data For National Security: A Practitioner's Guide To Emerging Technologies by Babak Akhgar

Application Of Big Data For National Security: A Practitioner's Guide To Emerging Technologies

byBabak Akhgar, Gregory B. Saathoff, Hamid R Arabnia

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Application of Big Data for National Securityprovides users with state-of-the-art concepts, methods, and technologies for Big Data analytics in the fight against terrorism and crime, including a wide range of case studies and application scenarios. This book combines expertise from an international team of experts in law enforcement, national security, and law, as well as computer sciences, criminology, linguistics, and psychology, creating a unique cross-disciplinary collection of knowledge and insights into this increasingly global issue.

The strategic frameworks and critical factors presented inApplication of Big Data for National Securityconsider technical, legal, ethical, and societal impacts, but also practical considerations of Big Data system design and deployment, illustrating how data and security concerns intersect. In identifying current and future technical and operational challenges it supports law enforcement and government agencies in their operational, tactical and strategic decisions when employing Big Data for national security



  • Contextualizes the Big Data concept and how it relates to national security and crime detection and prevention
  • Presents strategic approaches for the design, adoption, and deployment of Big Data technologies in preventing terrorism and reducing crime
  • Includes a series of case studies and scenarios to demonstrate the application of Big Data in a national security context
  • Indicates future directions for Big Data as an enabler of advanced crime prevention and detection

About The Author

Babak Akhgar is Professor of Informatics and Director of CENTRIC (Center of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research) at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and Fellow of the British Computer Society. He has more than 100 refereed publications in international journals and conferences on information s...
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Title:Application Of Big Data For National Security: A Practitioner's Guide To Emerging TechnologiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 17, 2015Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0128019670

ISBN - 13:9780128019672

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to Big Data Chapter 1 An Introduction to Big Data Chapter 2 Drilling into the Big Data Goldmine: Data Fusion and High Performance Analytics for Intelligence Professionals

Section 2: Core Concepts and Application Scenarios Chapter 3 Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Counter International Terrorism Chapter 4 Big Data and Law Enforcement: Advances, Implications, and Lessons from an Active Shooter Case Study Chapter 5 Interpretation and Insider Threat: Re-Reading the Anthrax Mailings of 2001 Through a "Big Data" Lens Chapter 6 Critical Infrastructure Protection by Harnessing Big Data Chapter 7 Military and Big Data Revolution Chapter 8 Cyber-Crime, Attack-Motivations and Implications for Big Data and National Security

Section 3: Mathods and Technological Solutions Chapter 9 Requirements and Challenges for Big Data Architecture Chapter 10 Tools and Technologies for the Implementation of Big Data Chapter 11 Mining Social Media: Architecture, Tools, and Approaches to Detect Criminal Activity Chapter 12 Making Sense of Unstructured Natural Language Information Chapter 13 Literature Mining and Ontology Mapping Applied to Big Data Chapter 14 Big Data Concerns in Autonomous AI Systems

Section 4: Legal and Social Challenges Chapter 15 The Legal Challenges of Big Data Applications in Law Enforcement Chapter 16 Big Data and the Italian Legal Framework Chapter 17 Accounting for Cultural Influences in Big Data Analytics Chapter 18 Making Sense of the Noise: An ABC Approach to Big Data and Security