Eliana Levavi , Content Manager
February 21, 2023

5 Key Trends to Look Out For at ISS Dubai

ISS Middle East, one of the largest gatherings in the world for law enforcement and intelligence professionals in the world, is fast approaching. The conference will take place from February 28th to March 2nd. Before you head off to Dubai, we would like to give you a preview of 5 key trends to get up to speed on.

ISS Middle East is a unique opportunity to share insights and best practices with other members of the security community and get up to date on cutting-edge technologies. The following technology trends are expected to be in the spotlight at the conference:

1. Decision intelligence

Decision intelligence is the application of analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to support and enhance human decision-making, and potentially automate the decision-making process. Decision intelligence platforms are especially useful in accelerating crime and terror investigations by law enforcement and intelligence organizations, as these platforms harness machine learning and AI to enable investigators and analysts to extract previously unattainable insights from diverse data sources. Gartner has defined decision intelligence as one of the Top 10 Technology Trends for Government in 2022.

2. Blockchain analytics

Criminal and terror groups are increasingly using cryptocurrencies to evade detection when making illicit transactions and to launder profits, whether from cybercrime, drug and arms trafficking, or other illegal sources. Blockchain analytics are crucial in helping law enforcement and intelligence organizations not only to track these cryptocurrency transactions, but also to unmask the bad actors making them.

3. 5G

The rollout of 5G networks creates new challenges for security organizations. 5G networks are the next generation of mobile connectivity, offering faster speeds, reliable connections, and low latency for different applications and services. At the same time, this revolutionary technology creates major obstacles for security and intelligence teams operating in the field that rely on cellular data. It is crucial for security organizations to be prepared for the new 5G technology, as they will be unable to detect and locate suspects without up-to-date tools.

4. Internet of Things (IoT)

The explosion of IoT devices used today, such as autonomous cars, smart watches, drones, webcams, doorbell cameras, home assistants and more, creates new data sources which can hold vital information for law enforcement and intelligence investigations. However, the growth of the IoT also creates new challenges, including how to collect device information, fuse it together with information from other sources, and extract actionable analytical insights from the data.

5. Disinformation

Government authorities around the world are struggling to combat a surge of fake news and disinformation spread by domestic and foreign bad actors trying to incite violence, boost recruitment and fundraising, and influence events. To stop the spread of disinformation, security organizations require intelligence solutions with robust analytics that allow them to analyze massive quantities of data and uncover illicit activity.

We at Cognyte are looking forward to attending ISS Middle East, and we invite you to join our four expert-led sessions, which will cover the latest trends and share best practices on the following topics:

  • How disinformation, IoT and cryptocurrency are creating new challenges for intelligence organizations, and how to address them
  • Why decision intelligence is a game changer and how it can improve decision making for border control
  • How field teams can be more agile and operate more effectively across air, land and sea using tactical intelligence
  • How network intelligence can enable security organizations to cut through the noise to extract actionable insights from satellite data traffic

If you will be attending ISS Middle East, we invite you to stop by booth #52 to meet us and learn more.

Let's Empower Decision Intelligence

Eliana Levavi , Content Manager

Eliana Levavi is a marketing writer for Cognyte, with expertise in linguistics and Near Eastern studies.
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