Using Open Source Web Intelligence (WEBINT) to Identify Potential Terror Organization Recruits Originating from European Countries
Unlike in the past, today’s terror organizations are using public social networks to run recruitment campaigns that specifically target Westerners. The recent success of one such organization to recruit thousands of members into its ranks—and specifically the alarming number of recruits that originated from countries outside its theater of operations—is of great concern for global law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
One key challenge is to identify these so-called “terror tourists”: local promoters and recruiters who may act as a catalyst in the expansion and import of terror activities into their respective homelands.
OpenMIND™ is an end-to-end WEBINT solution that leverages unique harvesting capabilities alongside embedded intelligence and task-oriented analytics to provide end users with comprehensive situational awareness. OpenMIND empowers investigators and analysts to scour masses of publicly shared data from the surface, deep and dark web, and multiple languages, using a wide array of analytics to highlight extremist group supporters, recruiters and recruits.