On Sept. 28 in New York City, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) co-hosted with the U.S. State Department the first Global Youth Summit Against Violent Extremism, an initiative that grew from February’s White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism.  The Global Youth Summit highlighted the fantastic ongoing work of 75 ...

Since before 9/11, Al-Qaeda and other jihadi groups have been quietly investing in cyber jihad, which is now disseminated and promoted by a new, Internet-savvy generation. Jihadis have advanced from primitive password-protected websites to freely available social media platforms. Al-Qaeda, and now the Islamic State (ISIS), have infested YouTube, Twitter, ...

Last October, in an interview with “60 Minutes,” FBI director James Comey revealed that there were “a dozen or so” Americans fighting in Syria on the side of terrorists. Only nine months later, Comey revised those numbers when he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that “upwards of 200 Americans have ...

Social media can be a valuable resource for companies, especially those with dispersed operations, by providing situational awareness, work force and facility protection, and advanced warning of potential disruptions.  Harnessing social media to advance these objectives is relatively easy with the right tools, targeted collection, and analytic expertise. Social media, ...