Cyber Intelligence Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

  • José María Blanco
  • Jéssica Cohen
  • Holger NitschEmail author
Part of the Security Informatics and Law Enforcement book series (SILE)


Society’s transition into an advanced technological state has facilitated the expansion of virtual communities, some of which support counter-violent extremism and radicalisation. This development has led to the ‘war on terrorism’ moving online, as more organisations have turned to virtual methods of recruitment and the dissemination of content on a global stage. The rise in this phenomenon has called for the restructuring of contemporary policies to incorporate online methodologies into their frameworks. This chapter aims to propose a cyber intelligence framework that incorporates an evidence-based, integral and multidisciplinary structure that aids in the production of effective policies and measures. The chapter provides a critical literature review and analysis of current models linked to cyber CVE to highlight the current gaps for development. The results from the analysis show that cybersecurity methods should be used to detect new online trends, which is fundamental to understanding the dynamic methods used by counter-violent extremists. From the results found, the chapter presents a model that will effectively aid decision-making processes through a six-step evaluation process. This guides the relevant stakeholders to maintaining and developing a well-structured set of measures and policies to tackle cyber CVE.


Terrorism Radicalisation Cybersecurity Violent extremism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José María Blanco
    • 1
  • Jéssica Cohen
    • 2
  • Holger Nitsch
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.CIPHERProsegur CompanyMadridSpain
  2. 2.ProsegurMadridSpain
  3. 3.Department for PolicingUniversity for Applied Sciences in BavariaFürstenfeldbruckGermany

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