CYBER SECURITY

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OSINT – Identifying Persons of Interest

On September 6th news broke regarding the release of Islamic States new magazine entitled Rumiyah…   While early detection is key such events also present additional opportunities to identify persons of interest (POIs) that may not have previously been known. OSINT solutions provide that ability.   In this Providence use case scenario, we will look at how Providence can be used to quickly identify POIs and other sources [...]

A.I is disrupting ISR and Business Intelligence

What is ISR? Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) is a concept that has its roots in the military. It refers to the capability of acquiring and processing information and disseminating intelligence. The business equivalent is Business Intelligence.   Challenges in ISR 1. Lots of data, at speed ISR data can come from a variety of sources including satellites, manned aircraft, unmanned aircraft (such as [...]

What is Providence?

What is Providence and how does it quickly identify information of interest? Providence allows users to quickly identify information of interest.   Are you interested in finding out which threat actors are targeting Government domains? Want to understand why and how?   Providence allows users to quickly identify information of interest.     Providence allows users to drill down with one click of the .gov slice on the pie chart [...]

Identifying Credible Sources

In this blog entry we will explore how to quickly identify credible sources of information using Providence and location based intelligence. In the world of Open Source Intelligence there can be a lot of “noise”. This is particularly true during an event, or directly after an event. Identifying a credible source of information to help you gain situational awareness can be difficult during these periods. Having [...]

Identifying Bot-nets

In this blog entry we will look at how to use Providence and its new link analysis feature to identify bot-nets and other coordinated activity. The subject matter for this test case will be the US political landscape and attempts, both foreign and national to influence voters using coordinated messaging. While we are using this to explore threats to National political landscapes it can [...]

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