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5 Reasons Online Radicalization Is a Growing National Security Risk

Alex Ciarniello August 25, 2020 Emergency Response, Event Monitoring, National Defense
Until fairly recently, the terms “radicalization” and “extremism” were often conflated with religious terrorism. Government and defense have funnelled significant resources into removing Read More

What is the Boogaloo? Why Fringe Networks are Critical for Addressing Domestic Terrorism

In June 2020, an Air Force sergeant was charged with two counts of murder targeting law enforcement personnel in Oakland and Santa Cruz, California. The killer left behind a tactical vest, igloo patch, and “boog” scrawled in blood on his vehicle—all clear links to the extremist Boogaloo movement. Read More

What is Raw Data and Why National Security Depends on it

Alex Ciarniello March 24, 2020 Cyber Security, Emergency Response, Event Monitoring
At the time of writing this article, the world is dealing head-on with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Governments are scrambling to keep up with the situation using real-world data and information. Cyber adversaries—some backed by nation-states—are also weaponizing the illness to target governments, citizens, and their data. Read More

Building The BC Firemap Using Open Source Data

The Echosec Team July 24, 2017 Emergency Response, OSINT, Geofencing
Mapping Wildfires - British Columbia 2017 I’ve run head first into the internet connectivity divide; my parents, located north of Williams Lake near Soda Creek have been put under Evacuation Order - they do not have internet.  I, surrounded by connectivity, have discovered an evacuation order for their area at 8:00PM - it had been posted online at 2:09PM.  My parent’s.. Read More

4 Ways A Social Media Map Can Help In A Disaster

The Echosec Team May 16, 2017 Emergency Response, OSINT, Geofencing
A Real-Time Social Media Map When disasters occur, speed of information is key. A real-time social media map is one of the fastest ways to get emergency responders where they need to be. Echosec is a leader in location-based social media search and discovery. Here are some of the actions our clients take in a disaster response scenario when a global event happens.   Using.. Read More

Eyewitness Accounts And Breaking News: Perception Is Everything

The Echosec Team March 02, 2016 Emergency Response, Journalism, OSINT
Our perceptions are as unique as our fingerprints. Journalists know first-hand that eyewitness accounts are not objective. When news breaks, each eyewitness will have a different view of what they’ve seen or experienced. Read More
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