Investigative intelligence platform will be used to help prevent global trafficking and save lives
Siren, a leading provider of Investigative Intelligence analytics, today announced it is partnering with the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) to help combat and raise awareness around human trafficking. Siren is providing ATII with its market-leading Investigative Intelligence platform so that it can utilize data analytics to solve big problems, identify traffickers and reduce human trafficking. ATII is able to use the platform for free, as part of Siren’s Data for Good initiative.
By ingesting data into Siren from its dark web intelligence platform, Project Hades, ATII is able to overlap data from multiple sources in order to try and find links. Crucially, ATII can now conduct investigations in bulk and define different anomalies, which enables it to triage investigations more efficiently and differentiate between important and urgent cases. Currently, investigations are conducted on a case-by-case basis. Siren enables ATII to conduct investigations at scale and speed.
Larry Cameron, Chief Information Security Officer, at the ATII said: “We are changing the way we work as we don’t want to keep on exporting data sets, we want all of our data on one platform, we also want to have the data automatically updated and consistently enriched. This enables our taskforce of 140 people to investigate more effectively. Siren allows us to expedite the process of identifying traffickers and ending trafficking operations. For us, Siren is a massive step forward in the fight against human trafficking.”
Cameron continued: “We will soon be using Siren 12, and I’m excited about the platform’s ability to perform enterprise-wide search and provide sets of links which enables the clear visualization and exploration of relationships between records. It will make it much easier for us to organize and join data in a way that suits our requirements.”
John Randles, CEO of Siren, said: “Siren is proud to partner with ATII and help in disrupting the operations, economics and anonymity of human trafficking at the source by intervening in criminal access to financial markets. Our technology will inhibit the ability of traffickers to inflict harm on vulnerable groups. We will work alongside ATII and provide support in the fight against modern slavery.”
“Statistics on human trafficking globally shows an astonishing and alarming impact, with the International Labour Organization estimating that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally and that forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide. Siren will be an instrumental partner in helping us promote corporate responsibility within financial institutions. As public and private organizations continue to collaborate in the creation of a uniform front within the financial sector to fight human trafficking, we will see a true impact in the recovery of victims and prosecution of traffickers,” said Aaron Kahler, ATII founder and chief executive.
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Siren provides the leading Investigative Intelligence platform to some of the world’s largest and most complex organizations for Investigative Intelligence on their data. Rooted in academic R&D in information retrieval, distributed computing and knowledge representation, the Siren platform provides integrated investigative intelligence combining previously disconnected capability of search, business intelligence, link analysis and big data operational logging and alerting.
Among Siren awards are Technology Innovation of the Year and the Irish Startup of the Year (Ireland’s National Tech Excellence awards). In 2020, Siren was named as a Gartner Cool Vendor in an Analytics and Data Science Report. For more information, visit www.siren.io.
About Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII)
Based in the United States, ATII, a not-for-profit organization, established in 2019, operates globally to combat modern slavery by leveraging corporate social responsibilities directly through anti-human trafficking program development, facilitating awareness, targeted data collection, technology integration, and sourcing actionable intelligence. They aim to disrupt the market of human trafficking, child exploitation and child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through the advancement of preventions, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms. ATII is committed to raising awareness and developing strategic partnerships with intelligence, technology, and data leaders. Learn more at www.followmoneyfightslavery.org.