We apply social science to big data environments to identify illicit actions, actors and networks.

At Giant Oak, we see data differently. We look behind the numbers to see individuals and communities. People leave a digital wake through their electronic activities; as more of our lives are connected to technology, we create increasing amounts of data. The Big Data revolution is about identifying patterns of behavior in data. At Giant Oak, we focus on illicit activities such as terrorism, insurgency, organized crime, money laundering, and fraud. As scientists, we seek to observe and describe the world, and we take advantage of data generation, storage, aggregation/federation, and visualization technologies available only in the last few years. Our goal is to do our part to make the world a better, freer, and more secure place.

  • Fraud detection and anti-money laundering

  • Countering organized violence

  • Countering illicit trafficking