Social Media and Intelligence Services
Not an experienced professional? What about an experienced Vlogger, Instagram user, serial Twitter user or someone with
skills at monitoring and predicting traffic through your own social media channels? SIS is well aware of the importance of this new and ever-changing technology and its consequences in shaping our society. Many people may not categorise themselves as 'experienced professionals' as this conjures up visions of middle-aged people, typically professional, and with a certain academic background and pedigree. Intelligence Services across the globe have been on the look out for, what some perceive as, unlikely candidates who have developed skills socially or in social media for themselves as brands, or businesses they work for.
Whilst there is, and probably always will be, an appetite for using social media to hide and identity or create a fictional character, this is not necessarily what SIS is looking for. Sure, it is a useful weapon in the arsenal of an intelligence officer, analysts, operational officer or for those monitoring and interpreting internet chatter. However, it is a key skill to know how to successfully brand oneself or a company or service using the relatively complex online products currently available.