Threat Management

ISIS ‘help desk’ to support terror activities

The jihadist militant group ISIS reportedly is taking the technological angle of its efforts seriously enough to create a “help desk” to teach recruits tricks that will allow them to communicate and pull off attacks.

According to an NBC News report, this support team is designed to help ISIS members with tasks like encryption and private messaging platforms and how to avoid detection online.

ISIS' tech support could be one reason the extremist group has so far been able to keep its operations under wraps.

Speaking on Monday at the Global Security Forum, an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CIA Director John Brennan said there has been a “significant increase in the operational security” of terrorist networks. He said terrorist groups “have gone to school on what it is that they need to do in order to keep their activities concealed from the authorities.”

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