Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: New Approaches and Opportunities by C. Hobbs, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: New Approaches and Opportunities

Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: New Approaches and Opportunities

by C. Hobbs
     
 
This edited book provides an insight into the new approaches, challenges and opportunities that characterise open source intelligence (OSINT) at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It does so by considering the impacts of OSINT on three important contemporary security issues: nuclear proliferation, humanitarian crises and terrorism.

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This edited book provides an insight into the new approaches, challenges and opportunities that characterise open source intelligence (OSINT) at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It does so by considering the impacts of OSINT on three important contemporary security issues: nuclear proliferation, humanitarian crises and terrorism.

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From the Publisher

"This new and fresh perspective on Open Source Intelligence should be a primary textbook in intelligence analysis, international security, and information science classes. The value of OSINT is explained and explored through a sequence of provocative chapters that provide fresh insights into new approaches to this distinctive type of intelligence. The substantive discussions of the impact of social media, and the merits and failings of OSINT in the areas of nuclear proliferation, humanitarian crises and terrorism are exceptional additions to the study and application of OSINT. As the authors clearly point out, the accessibility of open source information has 'had a profound effect on the intelligence community' and 'it has been conferred with a new status and legitimacy in recent years.' This book is a great place to start in understanding OSINT's effect, and the factors that contribute to its effectiveness." - James Breckenridge, Mercyhurst University, USA

"In an age dominated by social media, 'big data' and the Internet, Open Source Intelligence has assumed new significance as an area of study and practice. Offering a unique insight into the latest developments and trends in OSINT across a range of disciplines, including counter-terrorism, humanitarian crisis and non-proliferation, this volume is a must-read for academics and practitioners alike." - Michael Goodman, King's College London, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137353313
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
05/12/2014
Series:
New Security Challenges Series
Edition description:
2014
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

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John Amble, Global Torchlight LLC, UK

Jamie Bartlett, Violence and Extremism Programme, UK

Fred Bruls, Royal Netherlands Air Force, The Netherlands

James Chappell, Digital Shadows, UK

Walter Dorn, Royal Military College of Canada

Stevyn Gibson, Cranfield University, UK

Randolph Kent, King's College London, UK

Carl Miller, King's College London, UK

David Omand, King's College London, UK

Alastair Paterson, Digital Shadows, UK

Simon Wibberley, University of Sussex, UK

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