Illuminating the Dark Web

Flashpoint Partners is dedicated to meeting the challenge of providing its customers with the data and expertise necessary to demystify the “Dark Web” – the areas on the internet where mainstream search engines are unable to penetrate – and turn the unknown and unseeable into actionable intelligence to assist corporations, governments, and individuals in protecting their interests and obligations.

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(The Age) Latest Beheading Aimed at US Allies, Analyst Warns
September 15, 2014

Laith Alkhouri, a senior analyst at a New York security consultancy firm that tracks militant websites, believes the most recent video of aid worker David Haines being killed was not so much aimed at the US or even its key ally Britain.

"The first video [beheading] was a direct message to America clearly, and the second was again a message to American nationals," said Mr Alkhouri, who is the director of Middle Eastern and North African research at the firm Flashpoint Partners.

"In the third one with Haines, [they] did not exactly mention that this is a message to Downing Street or to the British. It was a direct message to the allies of America. The focus is America is leading this war and this is a warning, don't be a part of this campaign or you are going to be the target.

"They are pretty clear that they are saying 'we would be targeting anyone who is aligning themselves with the US government.' "

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The Flashpoint Difference

Where Subject Matter Expertise and Data Analytics Meet

The internet is massive with an overwhelming amount of data, and often times those in charge of security simply don't know where to begin in tracking potential threats. To combat information overload, Flashpoint employs a holistic approach to analyzing the Dark Web by leveraging its world-class subject matter expertise on illicit actors combined with state-of-the-art data gathering and analytics. The result is a treasure trove of searchable, structured data that has already separated the wheat from the chaff where every data point is of high value and relevance.