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Graph-based intelligence analysis

For decades, the intelligence community has been collecting and analyzing information to produce timely and actionable insights for intelligence consumers. But as the amount of information collected increases, analysts are facing new challenges in terms of data processing and analysis. In this article, we explore the possibilities that graph technology is offering for intelligence analysis.

Using graphs to uncover insider trading schemes

When there is power and money at stakes, individuals will resort to cheating to beat the competition. Professional sports have doping and financial markets have insider trading. To understand the role data analysis play in fraud investigation, look no further than the case of former SAC Manager Mathew Martoma convicted in what may be the […]

Attacking Bitcoin’s anonymity with graph analytics

A new paper by researchers from Harvard and MIT shows that the Bitcoin users anonymity might be vulnerable. Using the transaction history and open-source information, the researchers used graph analytics to associate “real” names to transactions. The public anonymity of Bitcoin Bitcoin allows users to store and exchange bitcoins, a virtual currency. Its supposed popularity […]