CENTRIC present the TENSOR ‘DarkNet’ project to UNESCO

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Tony Day, researcher and software developer in C3RI’s Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) was in Paris last week to present the Technical Aspects of the Dark Web to UNESCO.  The TENSOR project was presented briefly as an example.

Tony was invited to present to the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP) and the Knowledge Societies Division of UNESCO.  The presentation which was delivered with simultaneous interpretation in English and French formed part of the DarkNet: the New Societal, Legal, Technological and Ethical Challenges event.

The meeting discussed the challenges of cyber threats and ways to improve national strategies through innovative and global solutions. The event attracted around 100 attendees, including member state representatives, press and UN representatives.

TENSOR (Retrieval and Analysis of Heterogeneous Online Content for Terrorist Activity Recognition) is a H2020 funded project that began in September 2016. The project aims to provide a powerful terrorism intelligence platform for law enforcement agencies to support the early detection of terrorist activities including radicalisation and recruitment. TENSOR uses material both from the surface and dark web to develop appropriate tools to facilitate the searching, crawling, monitoring and gathering of terrorist-generated content.

The meeting was be opened by Ms Chafica Haddad, Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP) and moderated by Mr Boyan Radoykov, Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO.


Further information on the TENSOR project and other CENTRIC activities are available on the CENTRIC website.

The UNESCO press release can be viewed here.