Homeland Security Techniques & Technologies / Edition 1

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Homeland Security Techniques and Technologies provides the knowledge and expertise necessary to prevent and counteract terrorism in the post 9/11 world. Based on a course developed by the author and attended by numerous IT professionals, analysts, scientists, and engineers, the book delves into key identity theft prevention measures, including behavior profiling and entity validation. It then moves on to information-sharing technologies for virtual database creation that allow counter-terrorists to share evidence and leads for real-time networked collaboration. Data and text mining programs, that can assemble suspicious material via the Internet to profile suspects and prevent future attacks, are also discussed, as are intelligent software systems designed to detect identity theft, fraud, money-laundering, and other crimes often associated with terrorist groups. The companion CD-ROM contains selected trial versions of the software discussed in the book.

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It takes plenty of technology to find a terrorist. For years, homeland security applications have sat in the shadows. This book shines a light on them. Whether you want to build them or are concerned about their privacy implications, you’ll find this book fascinating.

Jesús Mena thoroughly covers each task these systems must perform: aggregating huge amounts of data; integrating and categorizing it; collaborating around it in real time; and using it to detect and predict terrorist acts. He shows how homeland security uses public Web and commercial demographic resources; how it handles threat matrix collaboration; how it transforms unstructured data into intelligence; and much more.

You even get trial versions of some key software on CD-ROM, so you can pretend to be your own National Security Agency (well, sort of). Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584503286
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/15/2004
  • Series: Charles River Media Networking & Security Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 331
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Jesus Mena (Alameda, CA) is a data mining consultant and writer with over 15 years experience. He is a former Artificial Intelligence Specialist for the Internal Revenue Service. Dozens of his articles have appeared in IT, Internet, Marketing, and AI publications. He is the author of Investigative Data Mining for Security and Criminal Detection, Data Mining Your Website, and WebMining for Profit.

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Table of Contents

Dedication Introduction Chapter 1 Overview: The Homeland Security (HS) Tasks, Technologies, and Processes Chapter 2 Aggregation: How to Leverage the Web, Robots, and Commercial Demographics for Entity Validation Chapter 3 Integration: The Components, Adapters, Middleware, and Web Services for Information Sharing Chapter 4 Collaboration: The Technologies for Communicating Content, Expertise, and Analyses in Real Time Chapter 5 Categorization: The Techniques for the Clustering of Concepts from Unstructured Content Chapter 6 Intelligence: Systems for Detecting Terrorist Crimes Chapter 7 Mining: Pattern Recognition and Agent Technologies for Analyzing Text and Data Remotely About the CD-ROM Index

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