Jeffrey Pool is a freelance consultant, specializing in security and terrorism issues in the Middle East. He is a former U.S. Army linguist, having received his diploma in Arabic from the Defense Language Institute in 1996. In 2003, Pool was selected as a Rotary World Peace Fellow to study conflict and security issues. This led him to pursue a Masters in International Relations at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, which he completed in July 2005. Fluent in Arabic and French, Mr. Pool received his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Middle East Studies from Portland State University. He also has an extensive background in Information Technology, which benefits his research on cyber-warfare and Jihadist groups operating online.
Jihadist groups operating online appear to be raising awareness about information and communications security, and stressing the importance of technical know-how in conducting successful operations. Two training manuals recently found
In light of recent Internet-based attacks, including the Zotob worm that temporarily disrupted machines within the U.S. government and San Francisco International Airport, it is important for government and business
Translation by Jamestown Researcher Jeffrey Pool Translator's Introduction: On October 17, 2004, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his Tawhid wal-Jihad organization issued an online statement pledging allegiance to al-Qaeda and its