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Fighting Fraud and Cyber Threats with the power of Network Analytics

February 6, 2015

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Both fraudsters and cyber attackers take advantage of an increasingly interconnected world to infiltrate and assault financial and virtual infrastructures. Especially sophisticated electronic interactions bind people together in complex, global networks. While such networks have created new opportunities for interaction and commerce, they have also increased the scope and scale of risks. To stay a […]

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Reblog: How to use phone calls and network analysis to identify criminals

January 13, 2015

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An excellent, hands-on demonstration of the power of social network analysis (SNA) via graph analytics to detect criminality from colleagues at Linkurious and a U.S.-based police detective: http://linkurio.us/how-to-use-phone-calls-and-network-analysis-to-identify-criminals/ SNA at times can seem too theoretical to stakeholders – this is an excellent example of a hands-on, engineering focused application with real practical value.  Applies Neo4J graph […]

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Anti money laundering (AML): the network graph analytics approach

October 10, 2014

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The fight against fraud and AML often hits a ‘brick wall’ when encountering labyrinthian international, corporate structures. Even well-known brands such as Google and Starbucks, use controversial, though currently accepted, international structures to optimize capital flows and to reduce tax liabilities, for instance the so-called Double Irish or Dutch Sandwich. Due to this complexity, increasingly […]

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Predictive policing: the brave new age of law enforcement analytics

September 5, 2014

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In the mid-1980’s I worked as an information analyst / data manager in a police station in a small town in New England (northeast U.S.).  It was a strange but exciting experience for a young man, chosen simply as I was identified as the local ‘computer geek’ at the town high school (a small and […]

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Excuse me, do you speak fraud?

August 18, 2014

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Excuse me, do you speak fraud? Network graph analysis for fraud detection and mitigation by Scott Mongeau Executive summary Network analysis offers a new set of techniques to tackle the persistent and growing problem of complex fraud. Network analysis supplements traditional techniques by providing a mechanism to bridge investigative and analytics methods. Beyond base visualization, […]

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Network analytics: more than pretty pictures

August 14, 2014

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Network analysis is a rapidly growing analytics domain propelled by the explosion of interest in social networking. The methods rest upon much older foundations in the realms of statistics and social science. Euler’s graph theory was proposed in the early 18th century and Moreno established the foundations for social network analysis (SNA) in the 1930’s. Want […]

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Adopting Analytics Culture: 6. What information is gained from social network analysis? (6 of 7)

June 17, 2013

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PART 6 OF 7 IN A SERIES ON ADOPTING ANALYTICS CULTURE LINK TO HEADER ARTICLE LINK TO PREVIOUS ARTICLE (5 of 7) 6.    What particular information is gained from social network analysis and how is it interpreted? To recap, we have established that adopting analytics culture requires organizational change management.  Beyond analytics technology and expertise, […]

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Adopting Analytics Culture: 5. How can change management be improved via analytics? (5 of 7)

June 12, 2013

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PART 5 OF 7 IN A SERIES ON ADOPTING ANALYTICS CULTURE LINK TO HEADER ARTICLE LINK TO PREVIOUS ARTICLE (4 of 7) 5.    How can change management be improved via analytics? We have built-up the case for using organizational change management to adopt analytics culture.  By analytics culture, we mean the set of both formal […]

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Adopting Analytics Culture: 4. Why is the change management track record so poor? (4 of 7)

June 11, 2013

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PART 4 OF 7 IN A SERIES ON ADOPTING ANALYTICS CULTURE LINK TO HEADER ARTICLE LINK TO PREVIOUS IN SERIES (3 of 7) 4.  Why is the change management track record so poor? Why are the results of change management initiatives so unpredictable and the outcomes so uncertain?  Earlier in this series, it was proposed […]

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Adopting Analytics Culture: 2. Is Change Management Effective? (2 of 7)

June 1, 2013

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PART 2 OF 7 IN A SERIES ON ADOPTING ANALYTICS CULTURE LINK TO HEADER ARTICLE LINK TO PREVIOUS ARTICLE IN SERIES (1 of 7) 2.  Is change management effective? When organizational change initiatives are undertaken, there is a common assumption that, after some struggling, the firm will improve.  With reorganizations there is often an assumption […]

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