Using Social Media for Global Security
- 8h 29m
- Hugh Brooks, Ravi Gupta
- John Wiley & Sons (US)
Essential reading for cybersecurity professionals, security analysts, policy experts, decision-makers, activists, and law enforcement!
During the Arab Spring movements, the world witnessed the power of social media to dramatically shape events. Now this timely book shows government decision-makers, security analysts, and activists how to use the social world to improve security locally, nationally, and globally--and cost-effectively. Authored by two technology/behavior/security professionals, Using Social Media for Global Security offers pages of instruction and detail on cutting-edge social media technologies, analyzing social media data, and building crowdsourcing platforms.
The book teaches how to collect social media data and analyze it to map the social networks of terrorists and sex traffickers, and forecast attacks and famines. You will learn how to coalesce communities through social media to help catch murderers, coordinate disaster relief, and collect intelligence about drug smuggling from hard-to-reach areas. Also highlighting dramatic case studies drawn from the headlines, this crucial book is a must-read.
- Illustrates linguistic, correlative, and network analysis of OSINT
- Examines using crowdsourcing technologies to work and engage with populations globally to solve security problems
- Explores how to ethically deal with social media data without compromising people’s rights to privacy and freedom of expression
- Shows activists fighting against oppressive regimes how they can protect their identities online
If you're responsible for maintaining local, national or global security, you'll want to read Using Social Media for Global Security.
About the Authors
Ravi Gupta is an entrepreneur who develops and commercializes technologies that use biological principles. He has created social media platforms, data processing algorithms, and crowdsourcing techniques to understand and solve security problems.
Hugh Brooks is a security consultant for government and private clients. With a focus on creativity, he has produced innovative solutions for crowd-driven applications, behavior modeling, mobile health and education, and cyber security.
In this Book
Understanding Social Media's Impact on Global Security
Understanding Global Social Media Use
Introduction to Social Media Analytics
Collecting and Managing Social Media Data
Mapping and Analyzing Social Networks
Understanding and Forecasting Events
Introduction to Crowdsourcing
Building and Running Crowdsourcing Platforms
Advanced and Emerging Analytical Methodologies
Delivering Services through Crowdsourcing
Protecting Privacy and Yourself