New Security Challenges

Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century

New Approaches and Opportunities

Editors: Hobbs, C., Moran, M., Salisbury, D. (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

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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"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


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hobbs, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Exploring the Role and Value of Open Source Intelligence

    Gibson, Stevyn D.

    Pages 9-23

  • Towards the Discipline of Social Media Intelligence

    Omand, David (et al.)

    Pages 24-43

  • The Impact of Open Source Intelligence on Cybersecurity

    Paterson, Alastair (et al.)

    Pages 44-62

  • Armchair Safeguards: The Role of Open Source Intelligence in Nuclear Proliferation Analysis

    Hobbs, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 65-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century
Book Subtitle
New Approaches and Opportunities
Editors
  • C. Hobbs
  • M. Moran
  • D. Salisbury
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35332-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137353320
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35331-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46966-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 191
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