In The Media
- (AP) Tracing Shift from Everyday American to Jihadis
- September 20, 2014
Some seek adventure and camaraderie. Others feel a call to fight perceived injustice.
But a common strain of disaffection, a search for meaning, seems to emerge, at times stronger than any motivation tied to religious devotion.
"What unifies all these folks is a desire to be recognized, a desire to find a cause that they can mold their life to," says Evan Kohlmann, who tracks terrorists with Flashpoint Global Partners.
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.