SCOPE - Counter Terrorism “Made in Germany”

The monitoring of communications plays a key role in the prevention and investigation of terrorism and organised crime. This is a task of enormous complexity – not least due to the number of communication channels used and sheer volume of data that is constantly increasing. Such complexities cannot be processed without state-of-the-art IT solutions.

One of the few global players in this restricted market originates from Germany, the company: INNOSYSTEC, located in Salem on the Lake of Constance. INNOSYSTEC is the developer of SCOPE, a leading international multi-source analytics software enabling security agencies and law enforcement to detect, monitor and combat threats from crime and terrorism.

The monitoring of communications plays a key role in the prevention and investigation of terrorism and organised crime. This is a task of enormous complexity – not least due to the number of communication channels used and sheer volume of data that is constantly increasing. Such complexities cannot be processed without state-of-the-art IT solutions.

One of the few global players in this restricted market originates from Germany, the company: INNOSYSTEC, located in Salem on the Lake of Constance. INNOSYSTEC is the developer of SCOPE, a leading international multi-source analytics software enabling security agencies and law enforcement to detect, monitor and combat threats from crime and terrorism.

SCOPE also facilitates the effective tracking of cash flows in the fight against corruption, with a diverse range of German security authorities and allied intelligence services having depended upon the software for over two decades, confirming the system as a mature, proven solution. INNOSYSTEC is proud to have retained each and every client throughout this time. In addition, SCOPE is a purely German software and as such delivers a considerable contribution to European IT sovereignty within the intelligence domain.

The multi-source approach utilised by SCOPE confirms its suitability to evaluate the different communication channels used by terrorists and criminals, including landline and mobile phone networks, radio and satellite traffic as well as internet-based communication channels such as internet phone and messenger services like WhatsApp or Telegram, social media such as Facebook, YouTube or Instagram and of course the internet including the Dark Web.

The almost incomprehensible volume of data from these sources is simply referred to as “Big Data”. The consolidation and evaluation of such is simply no longer possible using conventional means of data processing. SCOPE was therefore specifically developed as a so-called ‘Big Data analytics tool’. A comprehensive and powerful solution, which can help identify the relevant information and connect the dots.

SCOPE brings together the Big Data from various sources and sensors (SIGINT, OSINT, SOCMINT, etc.) and performs a cross-source analysis and evaluation (multi-source analytics). Interrelationships and context are both visualised within the software enabling analysts to detect hazards before they have time to develop (data-based crisis prevention). Even historical data can be analysed by police and security authorities with SCOPE, as a means of clarifying past incidents or providing information to assist in the design of preventative measures for the future.

SCOPE is a software “made in Germany”, meaning that the software is 100% compliant with the strict European and German data security standards. INNOSYSTEC only works with European partners whom also comply with these standards.

At the same time INNOSYSTEC has no access whatsoever to a client’s data, and as such provides only the SCOPE tool. This is the key difference from other providers, for example such as those from the US or Israel. Peter Zerwes, founder and CEO of INNOSYSTEC confirms: "It is about preventing security threatening events, not about creating full disclosure about people"

SCOPE can be easily adapted to the respective local statutory regulations present, such as data protection and sovereignty. The client’s system administrator(s) can easily specify in detail who is assigned which rights and who may view what content within the system. At the same time, collaboration across departments, systems and teams of analysts (including the exchange of information in real time) is enabled. SCOPE is also highly adaptable to meet clients’ exact requirements. Camilla von Baer, Co-CEO alongside Peter Zerwes, adds: "With SCOPE our objective is to make the world a safer place based on our European values."

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