2015 Global Intelligence Forum
The Dungarvan Conference
July 12th - 16th, 2015

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Terrorism today: when brothers take matters into their own hands
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12:41 PM

In the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and last week in Paris, two sets of brothers were instrumental in perpetrating the carnage. In both cases, the siblings had become radicalized, and at least one in each pair was believed to have had training from a terrorist organization.

“I believe what we are seeing is an evolution of terrorist tactics,” former U.S. Secret Service Director Lewis Merletti told the Global Intelligence Forum. “These are lone-wolf operations where there’s very little chance of our intelligence agencies picking up on what’s about to happen. We’re dealing with families, in this case with brothers; and they are difficult targets for intelligence.”

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In Southeast Ireland, a culinary and coastal destination
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 12:35 PM

The West Waterford region on Ireland's southeast coast is a favorite among the Irish for its idyllic beaches, picturesque villages and sprawling green fields blanketed with sheep. Now the area, an hour’s drive east from Cork, is fast becoming known for its epicurean culture, which includes new high-quality restaurants and food purveyors.

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Mercyhurst Intelligence School learns from Paris attacks
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 1:05 PM
The western world is still grappling with the radical terror attacks on France last week, but Mercyhurst University's world-renown intelligence department is learning from those attacks and teaching their students how to fight terrorism. 
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Former Obama Official Howard Schmidt weighs in on Sony attack
Posted on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM

“It’s not difficult to send someone down the wrong path,” says Howard Schmidt, a former Obama administration official who advises companies on cyber-security. Code from previous hacks sometimes leaks online, allowing people to copy it. And cyber-criminals often use internet addresses associated with other hackers to try to throw sleuths off their scent.

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Tours offer over-the-top experience for forum-goers
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Erie, PA. (USA) As much as the Global Intelligence Forum (July 12-16, 2015) is an opportunity to bring thought leaders together to examine pressing international concerns, it also provides downtime in which to explore the lush landscapes and historic attractions of the magnificent Emerald Isle.

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GIF Announces Keynote Speakers: Howard Schmidt, Lewis Merletti
Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Erie, PA. (USA) - The Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science at Mercyhurst University announces that international cybersecurity expert Howard Schmidt, who served as the cyber czar for U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush; and former U.S. Secret Service Director Lewis C. Merletti will be keynote speakers at the 2015 Global Intelligence Forum July 12-16 in Dungarvan, Ireland.

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Intelligence conference broadens reach as Mercyhurst embarks on 4th GIF in Ireland
Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM

From public health challenges like Ebola to the effect of climate change on food safety in the coming decades, international experts in public health, higher education, business and traditional intelligence will gather in Dungarvan, Ireland, for the fourth biennial Global Intelligence Forum – The Dungarvan Conference July 12-16, 2015.

 

 

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GIF Panelist, James Emerson Radio Interview
Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:35 AM

James Emerson, COO of Internet Crimes Group, Inc. and 2013 Global Intelligence Forum panelist, was interviewed by Ireland Radio station WLR FM.

 

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Day Three: Europol chief Rob Wainwright calls for ‘greater international information-sharing’
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Speaking Wednesday, July 10, at the Global Intelligence Forum in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Europol Director Rob Wainwright urged greater international information-sharing, calling it vital to building an enduring front against security threats.

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Day Two: Ireland’s chief economist Robert Watt relates lesson of economic crisis
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 5:28 AM

The Global Intelligence Forum got down to business Tuesday, July 9, by welcoming Robert Watt, secretary general of Ireland’s Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, who set the tone for the morning’s session on “Intelligence in Business.”

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In the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and last week in Paris, two sets of brothers were instrumental in perpetrating the carnage. In both cases, the siblings had become radicalized, and at least one in each pair was believed to have had training from a terrorist organization. “I believe what we are seeing is an evolution of terrorist tactics,” former U.S. Secret Service Director Lewis Merletti told the Global Intelligence Forum. “These are lone-wolf operations where there’s very little chance of our intelligence agencies picking up on what’s about to happen. We’re dealing with families, in this case with brothers; and they are difficult targets for intelligence.” Read More »
Posted on January 19th, 2015, 12:41 PM
The West Waterford region on Ireland's southeast coast is a favorite among the Irish for its idyllic beaches, picturesque villages and sprawling green fields blanketed with sheep. Now the area, an hour’s drive east from Cork, is fast becoming known for its epicurean culture, which includes new high-quality restaurants and food purveyors. Read More »
Posted on January 19th, 2015, 12:35 PM