The Intelligent Systems Series comprises titles that present state-of-the-art knowledge and the latest advances in intelligent systems. Its scope includes theoretical studies, design methods, and real-world implementations and applications.

The most prevalent topics in Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) include data management, data and text mining for ISI applications, terrorism informatics, deception and intent detection, terrorist and criminal social network analysis, public health and bio-security, crime analysis, cyber-infrastructure protection, transportation infrastructure security, policy studies and evaluation, and information assurance, among others. This book covers the most active research work in recent years.

Key Features

  • Pulls together key information on ensuring national security around the world
  • The latest research on this subject is concisely presented within the book, with several figures to support the text.
  • Will be of interest to attendees of The Intelligence and Security Informatics conference series, which include IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (IEEE ISI)


Electrical and Electronic Engineers; Mechanical Engineers; Computer Engineers; Intelligent Systems specialists.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1. Revealing the Hidden World of the Dark Web: Social Media Forums and Videos

1.1 Introduction

1.2 The Dark Web Forum Portal

1.3 The Video Portal

1.4 Conclusion and Future Directions



Chapter 2. Proactive Cyber Defense

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Proactive Filters

2.3 Early Warning

2.4 Concluding Remarks



Chapter 3. Privacy-Preserving Social Network Integration, Analysis, and Mining

3.1 Social Network Analysis and Mining

3.2 Privacy Preservation

3.3 Information Integration and Privacy Preservation for SNAM

3.4 Conclusion


Chapter 4. A Digraph Model for Risk Identification and Management in SCADA Systems

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Background

4.3 A Digraph Model of SCADA Systems

4.4 Conclusions


Chapter 5. High-Level Architecture and Design of a Decision Engine for Marine Safety and Security

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Background

5.3 Conceptual Design

5.4 Formal Representation

5.5 Application

5.6 Conclusions and Future Work



Chapter 6. Criminal Identity Resolution Using Personal and Social Identity Attributes: A Collective Resolution Approach

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Related Work

6.3 A Collective Identity Resolution Approach

6.4 Experiments

6.5 Concluding Remarks


Chapter 7. Al Qaeda Terrorist Financing

7.1 Importance of Cutting Terrorist Financing

7.2 Description of Al Qaeda’s Financial Network

7.3 History and Development of Al Qaeda and its Financial Network

7.4 Organizational Structure: Control Over Finances Within Al Qaeda

7.5 Al Qaeda’s Portfolio and Sou


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About the authors

Christopher Yang

Affiliations and Expertise

Drexel University

Wenji Mao

Affiliations and Expertise

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Xiaolong Zheng

Affiliations and Expertise

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hui Wang

Affiliations and Expertise

National University of Defense Technology


"…this book represents a well-written introduction to the subject of intelligent systems for security informatics. The chapters have adequate references and the index is satisfactory. The treatment of topics, the typesetting, and the binding of the hardcover version of the book are praiseworthy. I strongly recommend this book for all those interested in ISI.", February 6, 2014
"Yang, Mao, Zheng, and Wang survey the most active areas of research in the overlap between intelligence and security. They consider such aspects as social media forums and videos, proactive cyber defense, a high-level architecture and design of a decision engine for marine safety and security, criminal identity resolution using personal and social identity attributes, and a study of covert networks of terrorists…"--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013