CREST Digest (Issue 2) : MAR 17

digest issue 2

In our second issue of the CREST Digest we look at how the Islamic State groom youth via social media, what makes the best password and how researchers can use Facebook to study extremists groups.

CREST is committed to disseminating the best research on security threats, in formats that help practitioners understand how this research can help them do their jobs. The CREST Digest is a short research scan of published, peer-reviewed academic research, providing a round-up of research relevant to understanding and countering security threats.

In this issue we look at:

  • Memes, trolling, and flaming: Islamic State grooming of youth on social media
  • Countering toxic narratives
  • What’s the best password?
  • Using Facebook to collect research on extremist groups
  • Converts and Islamist terrorism
  • Social networking and phishing attacks, and a game to avoid phishing
  • E-learning: Humanitarian response to conflict and disaster

Plus new journal issues and books.

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