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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

The Value of Reddit as a Threat Intelligence Feed

Alex Ciarniello July 30, 2020 Social Media Monitoring, National Defense
For years, the popular social media platform Reddit has played a cat-and-mouse game with removing its controversial subreddits—and this doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Read More

Online Radicalization: Informing De-Escalation Strategies

Extremism is now one of the most imminent public safety threats in the United States. So far in 2020, over 90% of terrorist attacks and plots have originated under the umbrella of right-wing extremism, in particular. 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

How Echosec Systems Supports Your Intelligence Cycle

Alex Ciarniello June 30, 2020 OSINT, machine learning, National Defense
The foundation of any intelligence-driven mission is built on the intelligence cycle—a six-step process used by government and defense entities to turn raw information into actionable intelligence. Read More

Data Lakes and Niche Sources: Addressing National Defense Requirements

Alex Ciarniello June 16, 2020 OSINT, National Defense
Reliable data is the linchpin of effective decision making—particularly in matters of national security. Read More
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