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Predictive Policing of Cybercrime

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SOURCE Network
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On the 15th of June 2015, in Brussels, experts in cyber security and predictive policing from around Europe, representing all stakeholder groups (police, industry, policy making, civil society, tec

hnology and academia), expressed their concerns about the new societal challenges brought forward by the use of modern technologies and cyber-crime. The outcome of the debate is summarised in this short video.

Yvan de Mesmaeker on the changes in our threat environment

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Yvan de Mesmaeker is the Secretary General of the European Corporate Security Association (ECSA) and Professor at the Belgian National College for Senior Police Officers.

ECSA is an association representing over 300 security corporations that provides a trusted forum for discussions of mutual interest and to stimulate public private cooperation. This video interview is a part of a series of interviews with experts in the field of security for SOURCE Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security.

Made by Ólöf Söebech and Louise Baduel

Sebastian Denef on Security Developments in Europe

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SOURCE Network
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Sebastian is a researcher at Fraunhofer headquarters Berlin, and the CEO of his startup Uberblik where he develops technology solutions for different groups of people.

This video interview is a part of a series of interviews with experts in the field of security for SOURCE Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security.

Made by Ólöf Söebech and Louise Baduel

Leen Van Duijn on the need to increase knowledge sharing of research and security institutions

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SOURCE Network
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Leen van Duijn is the Director of National Security and Crisis Management at TNO – The Netherlands organisation for Applied Scientific Research.

The core research focus of the department is to develop concrete solutions to security and safety issues in the Netherlands and, increasingly, on an international level. This video interview is a part of a series of interviews with experts in the field of security for SOURCE Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security.

Made by Ólöf Söebech and Louise Baduel

How to address security threats - Ida Haisman The Hague Security Delta

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Video interview made for SOURCE
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Ida Haisma is the director of The Hague Security Delta (HSD), the largest security cluster in Europe, where businesses, governments and knowledge institutions work together on innovation and knowle

dge in the field of safety and security. This video interview is a part of a series of interviews with experts in the field of security for SOURCE Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security http://www.societalsecurity.net/ Made by Ólöf Söebech and Louise Baduel

Police work and new ‘security devices’: A tale from the beat

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Scientific publication
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Security Dialogue, 46 (4): 384–400
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Mobile technologies have brought about major changes in police equipment and police work.

If a utopian narrative remains strongly linked to the adoption of new technologies, often formulated as ‘magic bullets’ to real occupational problems, there are important tensions between their ‘imagined’ outcomes and the (unexpected) effects that accompany their daily ‘practical’ use by police officers. This article offers an analysis of police officers’ perceptions and interactions with security devices. In so doing, it develops a conceptual typology of strategies for coping with new technology inspired by Le Bourhis and Lascoumes: challenging, neutralizing and diverting. To that purpose, we adopt an ethnographic approach that focuses on the discourses, practices and actions of police officers in relation to three security devices: the mobile digital terminal, the mobile phone and the body camera. Based on a case study of a North American municipal police department, the article addresses how these technological devices are perceived and experienced by police officers on the beat.

Non-lethal electromagnetic weapons for crowd control

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Technology Trend card
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Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
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1 page sheet on the technology trends of non-lethal electromagnetic weapons for crowd control

Electromagnetic weapons for use against humans have been developed in the USA. They use millimeter-waves of 95 GHz that penetrate only the upper layer of the human skin where they cause a burning sensation. Goal of these weapons is to repel target subjects without inducing burn injuries.

Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology for Homeland Security Matters

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Policy document
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Department of Homeland Security
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Signed by US Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, and Swedish Minister of Defence, Mikael Odenberg.

 The "Designated Security Authorities" are DHS in the US, and KBM (later MSB) in Sweden. The objective of this Agreement is to establish a framework to encourage, develop and facilitate bilateral Cooperative Activity in science and technology that contributes to the homeland security capabilities of both Parties in: a) the prevention and detection of, response to, and forensics and attribution applied to, terrorist or other homeland security threats andlor indicators; b) the protection of Critical  infrastructure; and c) crisis response and consequence management and mitigation for high-consequence events. The agreement recognises a "common desire" to: - expand the homeland security technology capabilities of each Party; - minimise unnecessary duplication of work; - obtain more efficient and cost-effective results;  - and adapt more flexibly to the dynamic threat environment

SOFF Business Plan 2015

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Policy document
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SOFF
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Original title: "Verksamhetsplan 2015".

In our 2015 business plan we describe SOFF’s overarching purpose and objectives, as well as what we intend to do during the year ahead in order to meet these challenges and opportunities.

Earthquake Prediction

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Technology Trend card
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Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
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1 page fact sheet on the technology trends of Earthquake Prediction

A distinction must be made between the prediction of an earthquake and earthquake early warning systems (EEW). EEW  systems use seismic monitoring systems to alert devices and people when shaking waves, generated by an earthquake, are expected to  arrive at their location. Monitoring technologies recognize P-waves which are not destructive. After some seconds to minutes (depending on  their intensity and the distance to the epicenter) these are followed by damaging S-waves. During the period between P- and S-waves,  people and technical systems can be warned to protect life and property from destructive shaking (warning time: about 1 second for every 5  miles). On the current state of scientific knowledge reliable earthquake predictions are not possible.

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