Strategic Intelligence Management

1st Edition

National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies

Editors: Babak Akhgar Simeon Yates
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124071919
eBook ISBN: 9780124072190
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 11th March 2013
Page Count: 340
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Strategic Intelligence Management introduces both academic researchers and law enforcement professionals to contemporary issues of national security and information management and analysis. This contributed volume draws on state-of-the-art expertise from academics and law enforcement practitioners across the globe. The chapter authors provide background, analysis, and insight on specific topics and case studies. Strategic Intelligent Management explores the technological and social aspects of managing information for contemporary national security imperatives.

Academic researchers and graduate students in computer science, information studies, social science, law, terrorism studies, and politics, as well as professionals in the police, law enforcement, security agencies, and government policy organizations will welcome this authoritative and wide-ranging discussion of emerging threats.

Key Features

  • Hot topics like cyber terrorism, Big Data, and Somali pirates, addressed in terms the layperson can understand, with solid research grounding
  • Fills a gap in existing literature on intelligence, technology, and national security


Students in homeland security and national security as well as information security programs in US and EMEA; law enforcement and intelligence practitioners in US, UK, & Europe

Table of Contents




About the Authors


Chapter 1. Introduction: Strategy Formation in a Globalized and Networked Age—A Review of the Concept and its Definition


National strategy and strategy formulation process

National security

Strategic intelligence

Interconnected world

National security, ICT, and strategy

Section One: National Security Strategies and Issues

Chapter 2. Securing the State: Strategic Responses for an Interdependent World

A catalyst for change

Lessons learned

Contesting terror

National security frameworks

Strategic responses

National security machinery

Security context today

From threat to threat

Challenges ahead

Chapter 3. We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Us: Insider Threat and Its Challenge to National Security


Defining the insider threat

The amerithrax case


Chapter 4. An Age of Asymmetric Challenges—4th Generation Warfare at Sea


Definitions: from naval AW to MIAS

Case study: the indian-pacific and sea lines of communication security

Discussion: from asymmetries and irregularities to 4GW

3GW reloaded: a caveat

Conclusion: the perils of “swimming in the instantaneousness of postmodernism”

Chapter 5. Port and Border Security: The First and Last Line of National Security Defense

A new era

Second wave

Independent review

Trans-atlantic terror

Securing the border

All hazards approach

Section Two: The Public, Communication, Risk, and National Security

Chapter 6. Risk Communication, Risk Perception and Behavior as Foundations of Effective National Security Practices


Risk communication: a pil


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About the Editor

Babak Akhgar

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Informatics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Simeon Yates

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).


" important work and should be of interest to public officials, executives in the private sector, and others who have a serious appetite for a broader and deeper understanding of the security challenges we are all facing."--Security Management, Strategic Intelligence Management

"International contributors in computing, communications systems, criminology, and emergency medicine provide a detailed overview for scholars, policy makers, and those in law, security, government, and business. The book examines current issues of national security strategy in the context of new global communication networks and global connections among regions and resources."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013