Using Social Media for Global Security

  • 8h 29m
  • Hugh Brooks, Ravi Gupta
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

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
  • Crowdsourcing Intelligence
  • Crowdsourcing Solutions
  • Influencing Crowds
  • Advanced and Emerging Analytical Methodologies
  • Delivering Services through Crowdsourcing
  • Protecting Privacy and Yourself


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