Tracking Data Sources of Fused Entities in Law Enforcement Graphs
Graphs are commonplace in investigative, intelligence, and law enforcement work. One of the primary advantages of a graph is to connect data from various data sources, digital and human, and maximize insights across deep and complex networks of connections, bringing them together in fusion centers for a centralized view of suspicious activities. For analysts, data quality and trust is key. The reliability, validity, and general consistency of data sources that contribute to forming real world fused entities is a factor that influences the analysts’ interpretation of events. This session talks about the challenges related to surfacing these aspects of data provenance and various approaches that can be employed to address them using Neo4j. We will touch on graph modeling, implications for data security, and how sources and information ratings can be effectively shared with analysts who need access to them.