When counting is not enough: Limitations of NSA's effectiveness assessment of surveillance technology

Michelle Cayford, Coen Van Gulijk, P. H A J M Van Gelder

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Abstract

The NSA has justified their surveillance programs by presenting the number of terrorist activities these programs disrupted. This paper finds this method of measuring the effectiveness of surveillance technology by counting successful cases to be not enough. It is only one measure of assessing effectiveness and should not be used in isolation to determine a technology's effectiveness.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, JISIC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages333
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781479963645
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference: The Premier Conference on Intelligence, Safety and Security Informatics - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 24 Sep 201426 Sep 2014
http://www.eisic.eu/eisic2014/downloads/JISIC_2014_Conf_Program_20140916_Final.pdf (Link to Conference Programme)

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference
Abbreviated titleJISIC 2014
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period24/09/1426/09/14
Internet address

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Cayford, M., Gulijk, C. V., & Van Gelder, P. H. A. J. M. (2014). When counting is not enough: Limitations of NSA's effectiveness assessment of surveillance technology. In Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, JISIC 2014 (pp. 333). [6975615] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/JISIC.2014.80
Cayford, Michelle ; Gulijk, Coen Van ; Van Gelder, P. H A J M. / When counting is not enough : Limitations of NSA's effectiveness assessment of surveillance technology. Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, JISIC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 333
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When counting is not enough : Limitations of NSA's effectiveness assessment of surveillance technology. / Cayford, Michelle; Gulijk, Coen Van; Van Gelder, P. H A J M.

Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, JISIC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 333 6975615.

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Cayford M, Gulijk CV, Van Gelder PHAJM. When counting is not enough: Limitations of NSA's effectiveness assessment of surveillance technology. In Proceedings - 2014 IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, JISIC 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 333. 6975615 https://doi.org/10.1109/JISIC.2014.80