Final conference „Intelligence profiling”

Zivac Group Central Bucharest, as a coordinator of the „Intelligence profiling” project, funded by the Erasmus + program, organized, on 19.09.2019, the final conference, activity for disseminating the activities implemented and the intellectual products elaborated within the project, in period 2017-2019.

The conference was prepared in advance by elaborating the agenda of the event, enrolling the participants, preparing the materials that were presented during the event (power-point presentations), but also presenting the Erasmus program and the benefits offered by it in the development of the institution, the preliminary activities that led to the realization. to the four intellectual products.

This event was intended to provide access to information about this new product at European level and to increase the interest of potential beneficiaries for new and innovative methods, tools and techniques in the field of intelligence.

The objective of this conference had two directions:

1) Dissemination of the results for the target groups, as well as the potential beneficiaries, ensuring that potential interested individuals, law enforcement organizations and institutions are informed about new and innovative methods and tools.

2) Promoting and enhancing opportunities for knowledge transfer, skills development, as well as collaborative learning and informing targeted learners about the opportunity to join the training program.

The following groups were targeted: intelligence personnel and employees who manage key information in companies (human resources managers, professionals and recruiters for law enforcement organizations / institutions, researchers, trainers and psychologists), as well as training and training organizations. training providers in the law enforcement system.

The participants were invited based on a list of addresses and a contact database that we have available, being members in similar professional associations.

The conference lasted one day and covered the following topics: project presentation and intellectual results obtained in the project. The participants were informed about the social media groups created for this project and were invited to join the groups. At the end of the event, participants completed questionnaires regarding the evaluation of the results and the quality of the conference.

Teaching/training activities C3 – Italy

The third C3 training meeting took place in Italy, at the IIAPHS headquarters, June 3 – 7, 2019. The training course offered the group of participants the opportunity to benefit from a multidisciplinary approach. Participatory methods have increased the exchange of good practices. The experts of the partner institutions participated in a joint short-term training session of the staff. This training session helped to promote the exchange of good practices to improve the participants’ knowledge regarding the field of intelligence at European level. The objectives of the meeting: the human factor in intelligence, the competence framework, profiling in intelligence, stress management in
intelligence. The methodology used was: intensified conference, debate, cooperative learning, role play, simulation. In the five days of the course there were 5 training sessions, one per day with a duration of 8 hours per day. Each session was divided into sequences of teaching, practice, evaluation, conclusions and capitalization of training.
During the last session the evaluation was done in the form of evaluation questionnaires for training and organizing the learning session and a certain self-evaluation of the participants at the end of the training about the accumulated knowledge. After the completion of the five-day training, the project team intends to make every effort and take all necessary actions for the exchange of information produced during the results.
Participatory methods will enhance the exchange of best practices by using each participant’s resources and experience. Participation was open to all members of the project team from the partner organizations, the meeting agenda and invitations were sent by e-mail. The partners provided feedback on the structure of the content of the training sessions. All the materials used during the training session and the conclusions were translated into English.

Teaching/training activities C2 – Cyprus

The second C2 training meeting took place in Cyprus, at the DIONI headquarters, September 3 – 7, 2018. The training course offered the group of participants the opportunity to benefit from a multidisciplinary approach. Participatory methods have increased the exchange of good practices.The experts of the partner institutions participated in a joint short-term training session of the staff. This training session helped to promote the exchange of good practices to improve the participants’ knowledge regarding the field of intelligence at European level. The objectives of the
meeting: elicitation, elicitation techniques, counter-elicitation. The methodology used was: intensified conference, debate, cooperative learning, role play, simulation.In the five days of the course there were 5 training sessions, one per day with a duration of 8 hours per day. Each session was divided into sequences of teaching, practice, evaluation, conclusions and capitalization of training. During the last session the evaluation was done in the form of evaluation questionnaires for training and organizing the learning session and a certain self-evaluation of the participants at the end of the training about the accumulated knowledge. After the completion of the five-day training, the project team intends to make every effort and take all necessary actions for the exchange of information produced during the results. Participation was open to all members of the project team from the partner organizations, the meeting agenda and invitations were sent by e-mail. The partners provided feedback on the structure of the content of the training sessions. All the materials used during the training session and the conclusions were translated into English.

Teaching/training activities C1 – Romania

The first C1 training meeting took place in Romania, at the ZIVAC headquarters, February 19 – 23, 2018. The training course offered the group of participants the opportunity to benefit from a multidisciplinary approach.Participatory methods have increased the exchange of good practices.The experts of the partner institutions participated in a joint short-term training session of the staff. This training session helped to promote the exchange of good practices to improve the participants’ knowledge regarding the field of intelligence at European level. The objectives of the meeting: what is intelligence, the intelligence cycle, competitive intelligence, intelligence analysis.
In the five days of the course there were 5 training sessions, one per day with a duration
of 8 hours per day. Each session was divided into sequences of teaching, practice, evaluation, conclusions and capitalization of training. The program of a session from 9.00 to 17.00. During the last session the evaluation was done in the form of evaluation questionnaires for training and organizing the learning session and a certain self-evaluation of the participants at the end of the training about the accumulated knowledge. Participatory methods will enhance the exchange of best practices by utilizing the resources and experience of each participant.

Transnational project meeting M4 in Italy

TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING M4 – Bologna- Italy

Date, time: August 26 – 28, 2019

Location: Bologna, Italy Partners: Leading partner – I.I.AP.H.S.
Participants: ZIVAC GROUP CENTRAL – Romania, DIONI – Cyprus

The 4th Transnational Meeting of Erasmus+ “Intelligence Profiling” project was an event that brought together representative participants from partners institutions involved in this strategic partnership. The main objectives of the meeting were for all partners to become acquainted to the project progress and discuss potential issues and significant matters at hand concerning the project implementation. We have used this meeting to achieve the following results:

  • Discussion on the work done;
  • Reports on the status and progress of the project
  • Discussions about the translation of the materials, about the results of the project;
  • Analysis of site results in terms of user analysis
  • Presentation of the audio video material of the training course
  • Exchange experiences from national courses held in each partner country
  • Discussion about multiplier event
  • Presentation of dissemination activities of each partner
  • Discussion about the project’s impact on partner organizations, on the target group in each partner country, about the project’s impact at local, regional and European level.
  • Discussing and proposing activities on the sustainability of the project.
  • Discussions regarding the final report
  • Other topics in case there is necessity to discuss something that is not included in the agenda.

The 4th Transnational Meeting of INTELLIGENCE PROFILING, Erasmus+ project took place three days, with three days taking the form of working sessions. The working sessions included the official opening and closing of the meeting and roundtables focusing on discussing all priorities and agendas, such as development of the project and the best approach to it.

Transnational project meeting M3 in Romania

TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING M3 – Bucharest – Romania

Date, time: December 5- 7, 2018

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Partners: Leading partner – ZIVAC GROUP CENTRAL S.R.L. Participants: I.I.A.P.H.S. – Italy, DIONI – Cyprus The 3rd Transnational Meeting of Erasmus+ “Intelligence Profiling” project was an event that brought together representative participants from partners institutions involved in this strategic partnership. The main objectives of the meeting were for all partners to become acquainted to the project progress and discuss potential issues and significant matters at hand concerning the project implementation. We have used this meeting to achieve the following results:

  1. Overview of the work done;
  2. Reports on the status and progress of the project; Analyzing and discussing reporting activities (plan and methodology)
  3. Analysis of site results in terms of user analysis (number of pages visited, number of downloads, e-mail communication strategies, success indicators).
  4. Analyzing the materials uploaded to the project website.
  5. Discussions on materials for training course
  6. Planning events and dissemination activities
  7. Planning promotional and visibility activities for the coming months
  8. Discussion and proposal of project sustainability activities
  9. Discussions on the budget and the costs incurred by each partner

The 3rd Transnational Meeting of INTELLIGENCE PROFILING, Erasmus+ project took place three days, with three days taking the form of working sessions. The working sessions included the official opening and closing of the meeting and roundtables focusing on discussing all priorities and agendas, such as development of the project and the best approach to it.

Applied Profiling to cybersecurity threat in business and government

Article by IIAPHS

Today’s dominance of technological culture has led to a reduction in face-to-face empathic relationships and the development of new linguistic forms codified according to the digital model.

The Network has been successful thanks to four fundamental elements:

Application of interactive management to organized and potentially universal contents;
Construction of a memory of immediately accessible contents;
Cost structure not dependent on distance, on the amount of information available and on the audience;
Interactive dimension that determined the birth of the virtual community [1].
Internet today must also be assessed on the basis of the social and relational changes to which it has led, taking into account:

Affirmation of computer communication;
Real spread of this phenomenon;
Birth of a virtual collective ego;
Effects of the web revolution also in terms of deviance and crime.
The digital revolution has, in addition to positive effects, also potentially negative effects, since it has allowed the introduction of new ways of committing crimes, remaining in complete anonymity.

The term cybercrime refers to all those crimes that find their way of expression thanks to the opportunities offered by the Internet [2].

The cyber crime scene is broad and varied. In this context it is possible to identify crimes committed for the most varied reasons: from the economic one, which constitutes the majority, to the sexual one, as in cyberstalking and cyberpedofilia; from the ideological motivation, as in the case of hacktivism, to the economic-subversive one, as in the case of terrorism [3].

 

Cybercrime is therefore a complex and diverse phenomenon. However, some aspects of differentiation with respect to traditional crime need to be identified, or [4]

It is possible to acquire information about one’s victim, be it a natural person or institution, in a very short time; just as in similarly rapid times it is possible to commit crime;
With cybercrime it is possible to reach one’s victims even if they are on the other side of the world and this often means that the victim and the victim never meet. Obviously this depends on the type of crime because, if it is true for online fraud, it is not, for example, for cyberpedofilia, which often represents the prelude to the next meeting;
The computer crime determines a different perception of it by both the offender and the victim. The criminal, in fact, is convinced that an online fraud is less serious than a bank robbery; the victim that a web fraud is certainly less harmful than a theft or a robbery, since in this second case, in addition to the psychological consequences that manifest themselves, physical consequences deriving from direct contact with the criminal can also have repercussions;
Criminis scene. The computer represents the place where a computer crime is designed and implemented;
What drives a subject to commit a computer crime can be an instrumental, economic, playful, ideological purpose, etc. Dissatisfaction in the workplace can also be a motivation for the criminal drive,
Modus operandi. In these types of crime it takes on interesting connotations because it often relies on human weaknesses rather than on the technical vulnerabilities of computer systems. This is the case of pishing, that is the way in which, through e-mails in which there are often job offers, the criminal manages to acquire the victim’s private data which he can then use for his purposes. Or, still, stalking. The stalker in fact through the Net can better and more easily control its victim, without having to resort to stalking and stalking.
Types of authors. At one time it was believed that computer crimes were the prerogative of the youngest for playful reasons; that time is now far away and more and more cybercrime is acted by well-structured organizations.
From the criminological point of view, computer crimes are included in the category of „white collar crimes”, an expression coined for the first time by Sutherland [5] which focused on categories of individuals, considered respectable, capable of committing crimes at the same way of common criminals.

Generally speaking, it can be said that any kind of crime can be committed through the Internet. However, it is possible to identify some categories of crimes based on the opportunities offered to them by the telematic means. Examples could be the maintenance of anonymity or the concealment of one’s identity.

Linked to the informatics and telematic nature of the Internet is the spread of computer crimes, including duplication and diffusion of counterfeit programs, disclosure of viruses and other people’s access codes, unauthorized access, computer interception, computer fraud.

Transnational Project Meeting in Romania

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The 1st Transnational Meeting of Erasmus+ “Intelligence Profiling” project was an event that brought together representative participants from partners institutions involved in this strategic partnership.
Date 4 – 6 December 2017
Venue ZIVAC GROUP CENTRAL SRL – Bucharest
The 1st Transnational Meeting of Erasmus+ “Intelligence Profiling” project was an event that brought together representative participants from partners institutions involved in this strategic partnership.
The 1st Transnational Meeting of INTELLIGENCE PROFILING, Erasmus+ project was organized by partner ZIVAC GROUP CENTRAL and took place three days, with three days taking the form of working sessions. The working sessions included the official opening and closing of the meeting and roundtables focusing on discussing all priorities and agendas, such as development of the project and the best approach to it.
The official opening of the 1st Transnational Meeting of INTELLIGENCE PROFILING, Erasmus+ project was held in the training office of ZIVAC GROUP CENTRAL SRL: Mrs. Parvulescu Valentina – Project manager, welcomed all partners. After that, everyone introduced themselves and formally initiated the materialization of the INTELLIGENCE PROFILING Project. Following that, the main items in the agenda were covered:
1. Organizational aspects:
2. Intellectual Outputs
3. Other aspects
a) All participants received a signed declaration of participation and put their signature on the participants list.
b) All participants filled out Questionnaire.

 

Transnational Project Meeting in Cyprus

 

 

 

TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETING M2 No. 2, Jun 20 – 22, 2018 – Paphos- Cyprus
Date, time: 20 – 22 June 2018
Location: Paphos Cyprus
Partners: Leading partner – DIONI , IIAPHS S.R.L., ZIVAC GROUP CENTRAL S.R.L
The 2nd Transnational Meeting of Erasmus+ “Intelligence Profiling” project was an event that brought together representative participants from partners institutions involved in this strategic partnership.
The main objectives of the meeting were for all partners to become acquainted to the project progress and discuss potential issues and significant matters at hand concerning the project implementation. We have used this meeting to achieve the following results:
1. Overview of the work done;
2. Planning activities, in terms of time, the resources allocated for each activity, achievements, namely: Training mode, Implementation
3. Re-plan the project calendar.
4. Reports on the status and progress of the project;
5. Project evaluation – Planning of evaluation activities;
6. Analysis of costs incurred by each partner;
7. Forecasting eventual future management costs for project implementation and management of responses between partners.
8. Implementation of activities – O2 – A2 – Production of the manual
9. Dissemination of the project.
The 2nd Transnational Meeting of INTELLIGENCE PROFILING, Erasmus+ project took place three days, with three days taking the form of working sessions. The working sessions included the official opening and closing of the meeting and roundtables focusing on discussing all priorities and agendas, such as development of the project and the best approach to it.