Link analysis for security & intelligence

How our technologies help to reveal insight in security and intelligence data

A network visualization of some of the individuals connected with the 2015 Paris bombings

The security & intel data challenge

Intelligence has never been more important to defense.

One of the most critical tasks to defending the nation is understanding the nature of threats. An analyst’s role is to interpret and effectively communicate threat information to decision makers at all levels.

The task is made harder by the ever-growing volume of raw data available on individuals, groups, events, locations, key events, resources, systems and agencies. These are often stored in multiple data sources ranging from structured records to disorganized human intelligence reports. Analysts need expert tools so they can visualize relationships, see patterns in large datasets, and play a vital role in the success of strategic and tactical missions.

In a modern warfare environment, situational awareness and counter-insurgency are increasingly data-led activities. They rely on sourcing reliable, quality intelligence, real-time ground-to-control feedback, and remote military data analysis. And this must be achieved with minimal equipment burden for troops often relying on mobile and touch-screen devices to carry out real-time link analysis away from central command centers.

The link analysis solution

Military and defense link analysis can help solve the problem of how to acquire, analyze and present critical intelligence on the enemy.

Cambridge Intelligence products provide a single point of access to multiple sources, visualizing data across domains in a single interactive link chart.

Users can explore and analyze this data interactively, expanding and grouping data on demand, applying social network analysis measures, performing automated layouts and filtering.

Having cross-silo visibility of data, an intuitive and interactive way to view it, and access on-demand means users can uncover key intelligence faster.

Combos reduce clutter and let you dig deeper into your data to reveal insight
Combos reduce clutter and let you dig deeper into your data to reveal insight

Why choose us?

With interactive visualizations created with our technology, analysts bring their complex connected data to life. From critical intelligence on lawful intercept communications data and terror cell network structures, to the flow of enemy finances or resource and logistical data on military units, critical intelligence is easier to understand in a network format.

Our products give analysts the tools they need to uncover hidden connections, but the challenge isn’t just about revealing insight. There’s a crucial need to share key findings in a format that’s easy to understand by personnel at every command level anywhere in the world.

Sharing counter-terrorism intelligence with trusted partners can help make the world safer
Sharing counter-terrorism intelligence with trusted partners can help make the world safer

To communicate visualizations effectively, the data analysis platform must be easy to access without the need to print documents, install software, request additional licenses or use specific machines. Our scalable platforms offer this kind of flexibility, making link analysis charts accessible to unlimited end-users from apps on any device or modern web browser.

Shared intelligence provides a shared situational awareness and mission plan, ultimately leading to reduced risks and a greater chance of success.

Find out more

For more information, or for a demonstration of how our products can help you understand the connections in your security and intelligence data, get in touch.

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