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How Flashpoint Helped the Community Security Initiative (NY) Stop a Potential Synagogue Shooting

The Community Security Initiative, made up of the United Jewish Appeal Federation and the Jewish Community Relations Council, is responsible for protecting the Jewish population in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. Led by the former director of intelligence for the NYPD, the Community Security Initiative is a 12-person team that monitors the online threat landscape and sends alerts to members of the Jewish community. Following a rise in antisemitism, threats of violence, and deadly attacks at Jewish synagogues in the US, the Community Security Initiative needed a way to filter the online chatter, specifically on social media, to detect real threats

The Community Security Initiative needed an effective tool to monitor and filter mainstream and niche social media networks. They were already monitoring the deep/dark web with Flashpoint, and Echosec had just been acquired, so they connected with the team to set up a trial of the platform. Flashpoint helped their team set up location and keyword searches with advanced filters to detect mentions of social media posts that might indicate a threat. Within the first 4 weeks, the team was alerted to a concerning social media post on Twitter that prompted them to investigate a user. Take a look at the case study and learn more about How Flashpoint Helped the Community Security Initiative (NY) Stop a Potential Synagogue Shooting.

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