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Data Aggregation, Curation and analytics for security and situational awareness

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Data Aggregation, Curation and analytics for security and situational awareness

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Data Aggregation, Curation and analytics for security and situational awareness

  1. 1. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC Bespoke Solutions for Data Curation, Analysis, Dissemination, and Visualization PrescientTraveler™ leverages decades of success in high-stakes intelligence operations, irregular warfare, crisis management, threat analysis, and complex systems design to keep international travelers safe. Purpose-built software and advanced analytic systems are used to aggregate, evaluate, distribute, and visualize threat and safety-related information. DATA AGGREGATION, CURATION, AND ANALYSIS FOR SAFETY SITUATIONAL AWARENESS SECURITY & Emergent Threat Detection and Incident Alerting  Continuous Monitoring of Asset-Threat Proximities  Venue-specific Threat and Business Continuity Assessments  Low-bandwidth, Secure Communications
  2. 2. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC Bespoke Solutions for Data Curation, Analysis, Dissemination, and Visualization DATA AGGREGATION, CURATION, AND ANALYSIS FOR SAFETY SITUATIONAL AWARENESS SECURITY &Flexible Models and Processes Scalability High Availability (DR/HA) DEMANDS
  3. 3. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC Bespoke Solutions for Data Curation, Analysis, Dissemination, and Visualization DATA AGGREGATION, CURATION, AND ANALYSIS FOR SAFETY SITUATIONAL AWARENESS SECURITY &Flexible Models and Processes Scalability High Availability (DR/HA) DEMANDS TECH-HUMAN BALANCE (FOR BUSINESS PERFORMANCE)
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  5. 5. Mobile App Features and Capabilities • Real-time threat alerts for your location & demographics • Real-Time tracking and monitoring of travelers • Country and City based reporting • Selected points of interest and safe sites Prescient Traveler Mobile Application Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC
  6. 6. While production analytics and operational data are managed on premises, autonomous failover to a remote data center (on a different segment of the national power grid) provides disaster resilience. High Performance, Availability, and Scalability were core design requirements. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC Failover Sites Real-time Worldview for Safety and Security Stakeholders sys·tem /ˈsistəm/ noun 1. a set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole.
  7. 7. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC A Few Basic Questions that we all face What is the problem to be solved? Will the solution fit within a viable business model? What tools are best suited for the work to be done? How much is known, unknown but knowable, and unknowable? I.e. How complete is your model?
  8. 8. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC A Few Basic Questions What is the problem to be solved? Improve Traveler Safety and Business Continuity Will the solution fit within a viable business model? Yes, with sufficient automation What tools are best suited for the work to be done? For Prescient: Hadoop, SAP HANA, MongoDB, NiFi How much is known, unknown but knowable, and unknowable? I.e. How complete is your model? Guestimate: 5%, 70%, 25%
  9. 9. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC A Few Basic Questions What is the problem to be solved? Improve Traveler Safety and Business Continuity Will the solution fit within a viable business model? Yes, with sufficient automation What tools are best suited for the work to be done? For Prescient: Hadoop, SAP HANA, MongoDB, NiFi How much is known, unknown but knowable, and unknowable? I.e. How complete is your model? Guestimate: 5%, 70%, 25% Project Phase 1 2 3 We Are Here
  10. 10. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC Deeper Questions How do you figure out what you know? Model → Ingest/Collect → Test → Refine → Repeat What must you do to convert unknowns in to knowns? Extract Signal from Noise What can you do to mitigate the risks created by the unknowable? Interpolate + Infer + Hypothesize How much is known, unknown but knowable, and unknowable? I.e. How complete is your model? Guestimate: 5%, 70%, 25% Inference PredictiveProject Phase 1 2 3 We Are Here
  11. 11. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC Deeper Questions How do you figure out what you know? Model → Ingest/Collect → Test → Refine → Repeat What must you do to convert unknowns in to knowns? Extract Signal from Noise What can you do to mitigate the risks created by the unknowable? Interpolate + Infer + Hypothesize How much is known, unknown but knowable, and unknowable? I.e. How complete is your model? Guestimate: 5%, 70%, 25% Inference PredictiveProject Phase 1 2 3 We Are Here
  12. 12. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC Entities of Special Interest & Foundational Concepts • Location – Geographic area characterized by cultural norms, taboos, and chronic or emergent threats • Traveler – Person with exploitable attributes, proximities to threats, and an associated risk profile • Itinerary – Traveler’s scheduled exposures to threats • Threat Parameterization – Proprietary process by which threat vectors are correlated with traveler attributes Partially expanded data models upon which linguistic, geospatial, and multi-variable analyses are performed using SAP HANA, Hadoop, and a variety of purpose-built tools. Hundreds of defined entities and the thousands of relationships between them permit, among other things: • Automated Entity Extraction for Threat Detection and Identification • Sentiment Analysis on Social Media and News Feeds • Threat-Proximity Alerting • Quantification of Exposure Across Threat Domains, Locations, and User Populations A small region of the PrescientTraveler™ Ontology Data Modeling for Advanced Analytics
  13. 13. Locate, Curate, Organize, Analyze, and Produce Information that Helps Users stay safe and remain productive Asset profiles and itineraries are correlated with parameterized threats. Cultural and Safety Parity Assessments are performed for Home and Destination Locations. Myriad sources are curated then translated into risk-mitigating recommendations. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC ... + RSS Feeds + Social Media + Breaking News + Crime, Health, and Disaster Statistics + Economic Stability Indicators + ... Proprietary Interfaces, Applications, and Methods Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC
  14. 14. Below The Surface Advanced Tools for Big Data Aggregation and Analysis Event-Driven Realtime Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC As of 08:00 CST on 24 JUNE 2016, a total of 48,217 distinct threat data sources had been indexed and ingested by the Prescient Platform PT API DB A BA B QGIS Proprietary Parsers PostGIS ArcMap SMART DATA ACCESS Locations of Interest, Profiles, Timelines REST API PrescientTraveler Applications Content Builder Dashboard Mobile MongoDB Data Curation Toolset (DCT with NiFi) REST API Client Authentication Examples of Realtime Alerts • Significant Environmental Events • Infrastructure Shortfalls • Civil Unrest • Terror Attacks • Emerging Pandemics • Geopolitical Instabilities RSS Social Media Local Sources Crime Stats Economic Data News Forums ... ... Public Bulletins Case Studies ...
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  35. 35. Protection of international travelers requires real- time, actionable data that is analyzed and simplified by human experts.We’re Prescient, and we’re humanizing intelligence. Copyright 2016 Prescient Holdings, LLC

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