The Search for International Terrorist Entities

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More Than

Two Decades

SITE Intelligence Group has provided governments and institutions worldwide with verified, actionable intelligence and analysis on designated terrorist and violent extremist groups.

One-of-a-kind reputation for immediate access to the most

Hard-to-reach corners of violent extremist online communities

Staying apace with the continuous adaptions deployed by these groups, and supporting the world's most powerful governments and corporations in combatting terrorism, protecting people and assets, and preventing online radicalization.

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Our Clients


Providing Timely, verified and hard-to-access raw data and analysis on designated terrorist and violent extremist activity to:

  • Transnational, federal, and local law enforcement
  • Policy-makers and Countering Violent Extremism Programs
  • Counter-terrorist units
  • Cyber command centers
  • Defense forces and institutions
  • Intelligence agencies
  • Crisis Centers
  • Justice Departments
Private Sector

Long-standing relationships supporting blue-chip clients with a range of services:

  • Tech & social media companies aiming to eradicate terrorist and violent extremist content from major tech, media, and networking platforms
  • Major banks and financial institutions countering terrorism financing and fraud
  • Multinational oil & gas corporations operating in high-risk zones
  • Fortune 500 companies seeking corporate threat intelligence
  • Transportation & aviation enterprises facing physical and cyber threats
  • Defense & security contractors
NGO Think Tanks & Academic Institutions

Real-time security for humanitarian organizations operating in high-risk areas

Peerless intelligence and analysis in support of the world's most well-respected think-tanks and policy institutions

Special relationships with academic institutions enabling scholars and researchers access to SITE's full archive of reports, profiles and alerts

SITE in the Media

SITE is the eminent source of breaking news and analysis for most major global media outlets. Most major media outlets worldwide are SITE subscribers, including:

  • ABC News
  • Agence France Presse
  • Associated Press
  • Bloomberg
  • CBC
  • CNN
  • Foreign Policy
  • Indian Central News Agency
  • Newsweek
  • New York Daily News
  • New York Times
  • Reuters
  • Telpress Italia
  • VICE Media
  • Voice of America
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post

The SITE Team

SITE Director and Founder, Rita Katz

Rita Katz

Executive Director & Founder

Rita Katz is the Executive Director and founder of the SITE Intelligence Group, the world’s leading non-governmental counterterrorism organization specializing in tracking and analyzing online activity of the global violent extremist community. Ms. Katz has tracked and analyzed global terrorist networks for over two decades, and is well-recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and reliable experts in the field.

Ms. Katz has infiltrated terrorist fronts undercover, testified before Congress and in terrorism trials, and briefed officials at the White House and the Departments of Justice, Treasury, and Homeland Security. Her investigations and testimony have driven action by several governments against terror-linked organizations and individuals. She has provided counterterrorism training sessions to military leadership, intelligence analysts and law enforcement agents from numerous government agencies in the U.S. and abroad. She has led numerous workshops for non-governmental organizations and academic audiences, and supported policy makers and government institutions worldwide in their efforts to counter terrorism and prevent violent extremism.

For her unique contributions to FBI counterterrorism investigations, Ms. Katz received special recognition from FBI Director Robert Mueller for her “outstanding assistance to the FBI in connection with its investigative efforts.” Outlets to profile Ms. Katz have included the New Yorker and 60 Minutes, and her insights have been featured in scores of major publications, including Washington Post, Time, The Daily Beast, VICE, and others. Her counter-terror analyses have touched on such critical topics as messenger applications and ICT platforms, the value of open-source intelligence, evolving recruitment efforts, and the implications of various geopolitical developments, among other matters.

Ms. Katz is the author of Saints and Soldiers: Inside Internet-Age Terrorism, From Syria to the Capitol Siege (Columbia University Press, 2022).

She also authored Terrorist Hunter: The Extraordinary Story of a Woman who Went Undercover to Infiltrate the Radical Islamic Groups Operating in America (Harper Collins, 2003).

Born in Iraq and a graduate of Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University, Ms. Katz is fluent in Arabic.

The multi-lingual staff at SITE has years of experience in the research and analysis of terrorist networks, from jihadists to far-right and far-left extremists: monitoring propaganda, studying trends within online communities, tracking events, and breaking down how these networks operate on the Internet.

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