Network Contagion Labs

Introducing the Nation’s Foremost Training Program in Cyber Social Network Threat Detection and Strategy

NCRI is excited to launch Network Contagion Labs (NC Labs), a virtual network science-based open source Intelligence laboratory. NC Labs partners with major universities to create the nation’s foremost training program/internship for the new paradigm of cyber social network threat detection and strategy. NC Labs designs, curates, and administers course work and certified OSINT training in NCRI specific open-source intelligence gathering, network science, data analysis, and complex system mapping and investigation.

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In Practice at the Rutgers Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience

A select number of students will be immersed in a hands-on open source intelligence training environment where they will learn to operationalize intelligence. The students will use the NCRI Contextus platform to investigate and generate rapid and finished intelligence on emerging threats using big data tools over social media feeds, publicly available community data and self-investigated information.  

Mapping these threats collaboratively to nationwide trends on a data-ready readout map of emerging threats with high geo-spatial resolution, students will be able to build mapped narratives, information flows and correlate offline behaviors in local, national, and global scales which will provide communities with reliable feedback to achieve science-based outcomes. 

NC Labs represents a breakthrough methodology for intelligence analysis worldwide – allowing the NCRI to assess and map threats to communities in close to real time with unprecedented accuracy and predictive power and at different scales.  Students graduating from this internship will have immediate value and impact across industry and the platform will source numerous high-impact white papers and timely intelligence on a national scale.