Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies

Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies

by Babak Akhgar, Simeon Yates

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ISBN-13: 9780124072190
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 01/17/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 340
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Babak Akhgar is Professor of Informatics and Director of CENTRIC (Center of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research) at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and Fellow of the British Computer Society. He has more than 100 refereed publications in international journals and conferences on information systems with specific focus on knowledge management (KM). He is member of editorial boards of several international journals and has acted as Chair and Program Committee Member for numerous international conferences. He has extensive and hands-on experience in the development, management and execution of KM projects and large international security initiatives (e.g., the application of social media in crisis management, intelligence-based combating of terrorism and organized crime, gun crime, cyber-crime and cyber terrorism and cross cultural ideology polarization). In addition to this he is the technical lead of two EU Security projects: “Courage” on Cyber-Crime and Cyber-Terrorism and “Athena” onthe Application of Social Media and Mobile Devices in Crisis Management. He has co-edited several books on Intelligence Management.. His recent books are titled “Strategic Intelligence Management (National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies)”, “Knowledge Driven Frameworks for Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime” and “Emerging Trends in ICT Security”. Prof Akhgar is member of the academic advisory board of SAS UK.
Simeon Yates was formerly at Sheffield Hallam University and CENTRIC, and is now Director of the Institute of Cultural Capital, a strategic collaboration between Liverpool John Moores University and

the University of Liverpool (UK).

Table of Contents

Foreword (Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE, QC)

Part 1: National Security Strategies and Issues 1 Introduction: Strategy Formation in a Globalized and Networked Age—A Review of the Concept and its Definition 2 Securing the State: Strategic Responses for an Interdependent World 3 We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Us: Insider Threat and Its Challenge to National Security 4 An Age of Asymmetric Challenges—4th Generation Warfare at Sea 5 Port and Border Security: The First and Last Line of National Security Defense

Part 2: The Public, Communication, Risk, and National Security 6 Risk Communication, Risk Perception and Behavior as Foundations of Effective National Security Practices 7 Promoting Public Resilience against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism 8 From Local to Global: Community-based Policing and National Security 9 The Role of Social Media in Crisis: A European Holistic Approach to the Adoption of Online and Mobile Communications in Crisis Response and Search and Rescue Efforts 10 Emerging Technologies and the Human Rights Challenge of Rapidly Expanding State Surveillance Capacities

Part 3: Technologies, Information, and Knowledge for National Security 11 User Requirements and Training Needs within Security Applications: Methods for Capture and Communication 12 Exploring the Crisis Management/Knowledge Management Nexus 13 A Semantic Approach to Security Policy Reasoning 14 The ATHENA Project: Using Formal Concept Analysis to Facilitate the Actions of Responders in a Crisis Situation 15 Exploiting Intelligence for National Security 16 Re-thinking Standardization for Interagency Information Sharing

Part 4: Future Threats and Cyber Security 17 Securing Cyberspace: Strategic Responses for a Digital Age 18 National Cyber Defense Strategy 19 From Cyber Terrorism to State Actors’ Covert Cyber Operations 20 Cyber Security Countermeasures to Combat Cyber Terrorism 21 Developing a Model to Reduce and/or Prevent Cybercrime Victimization among the User Individuals

Concluding remarks

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