Essential reading for cybersecurity professionals, securityanalysts, policy experts, decision-makers, activists, and lawenforcement!
During the Arab Spring movements, the world witnessed the powerof social media to dramatically shape events. Now this timely bookshows government decision-makers, security analysts, and activistshow to use the social world to improve security locally,nationally, and globally--and cost-effectively. Authored by twotechnology/behavior/security professionals, Using Social Mediafor Global Security offers pages of instruction and detail oncutting-edge social media technologies, analyzing social mediadata, and building crowdsourcing platforms.
The book teaches how to collect social media data and analyze itto map the social networks of terrorists and sex traffickers, andforecast attacks and famines. You will learn how to coalescecommunities through social media to help catch murderers,coordinate disaster relief, and collect intelligence about drugsmuggling from hard-to-reach areas. Also highlighting dramatic casestudies drawn from the headlines, this crucial book is amust-read.
* Illustrates linguistic, correlative, and network analysis ofOSINT
* Examines using crowdsourcing technologies to work and engagewith populations globally to solve security problems
* Explores how to ethically deal with social media data withoutcompromising people's rights to privacy and freedom ofexpression
* Shows activists fighting against oppressive regimes how theycan protect their identities online
If you're responsible for maintaining local, national or globalsecurity, you'll want to read Using Social Media for GlobalSecurity.