Key Takeaways from the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit

The concept of ‘synthesis’ or blending thoughts, ideas, and technologies from different parties to create a more efficient system was the theme for the recent Gartner Business Intelligence Summit held in Las Vegas earlier this month.

BrightPlanet’s Vice President of Business Development, Tyson Johnson, attended the summit alongside thousands of industry leaders to discuss and share ideas on how technology, business intelligence, and analytics can revolutionize business. Read more to learn about the key takeaways Tyson has from the event.

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BrightPlanet Takes Part in Cyber Wizard Interview on OSINT Intelligence

Will Bushee, Vice President of Development, recently sat down with Stephen E. Arnold from Xenky to do an interview as part of Stephen’s research for the OSINT Automation Training Seminar which Stephen jointly hosted in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. Stephen has been instrumental in writing and speaking about the state of search and content processing for years.

During the interview, Will spoke with Stephen on a wide range of topics including BrightPlanet’s technology, cyber OSINT (open source intelligence), marketing, target industries and the future of cyber OSINT. The interview was released today on Xenky’s Cyber Wizards Speaks series.

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Using Deep Web Data in Retail and Entertainment

Since we released access to our Global News Data Feed earlier this year, which provides over 10,000 global news sources for analysis and use by our customers, we’ve come up with many interesting case studies of our data across a wide array of industries.

Last week, we covered how political organizations are using the Global News Data Feed to stay on top of the political landscape. This week, we are featuring how innovators in the entertainment and retail industries are capitalizing on the vast amount of data in the Global News Data Feed.

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Using Deep Web Data in Politics

In January, we announced the launch of a new product line called Deep Web Data Feeds. The launch of the new product brought with it the ability to start using our first data feed, the Global News Data Feed, for the ingestion of news data.

Through a REST API users are given access to the most recent seven days of global news data in the Global News Data Feed. We’ve seen a number of different industries take advantage of the feed and want to share some of their stories. In this post we’ll cover how politics is using Web data from the Global News Data Feed.

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[Whitepaper] Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Financial Services

It’s no secret that the financial industry faces serious fraud on the Web. But what is relatively unknown is how to combat that corruption. Currently, the risk management tools used by most financial services are insufficient at finding and preventing fraud.

Fortunately, there’s another, better way to do this: by using open source intelligence (OSINT) from the Deep Web. In this free white paper from BrightPlanet in partnership with K2 Intelligence, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Financial Services, we explain how to use OSINT for financial compliance, fraud detection, and fraud prevention. Continue reading »

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Tyson Johnson Presents at ISS World OSINT Automation Training Seminar

On February 19, 2015, Tyson Johnson, BrightPlanet’s Vice President of Business Development, presented at ISS World’s training seminar on open source intelligence (OSINT) automation. ISS World’s one-day training seminar focused on using OSINT automation platforms for early warning protection against Internet-based security attacks.

In his presentation, Tyson gave tips for developing an OSINT platform for early warning detection.  Tyson’s key takeaways were:

  • Companies need to utilize OSINT
  • Companies need to decide what they want the data to tell them
  • Data input is equally as important as data output

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Understanding Bot Blockers and Web Harvesting the Smart Way

Bot blockers are tools that monitor your website traffic and look for patterns indicating a robot is harvesting your site’s content. When a bot blocker detects a robot, the bot blocker usually drops the request, so the robot thinks that the server is not there and will discontinue making data requests.

The bot blocker algorithms are possible due to common patterns left by robots, which are made for grabbing every page as quick as possible. At BrightPlanet, we often deal with bot blockers, but we have adopted a reactive position instead of a defensive position. In this post, you’ll learn how BrightPlanet harvests data and handles bot blockers.

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[Whitepaper] Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Fraud Prevention and Detection

Anti-fraud, money laundering and counterfeiting laws are useless without effective online monitoring. It is important to empower companies who experience loss from fraud and counterfeiting sales of their products to target and take down the offenders with the use of automated open source intelligence (OSINT) monitoring. In this free whitepaper, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Fraud Prevention and Detection, discover how to use OSINT to stop online fraud. Continue reading »

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BrightPlanet Presents at OSINT Automation Product Training Seminar

On February 19, BrightPlanet will present at the premier OSINT Automation Product Training Seminar in Washington, DC. This one-day event, presented by ISS World and featuring a presentation by our own Tyson Johnson, will cover everything one needs to know about OSINT, or open source intelligence. Continue reading »

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Preventing Automated Collection Through Captcha

CAPTCHA is the image that appears often containing scrambled words or letters, when you fill out a Web form and it is used as a “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” It prevents robots from automatically submitting Web forms without any human interaction.

BrightPlanet cannot submit forms or harvest content from sites that leverage CAPTCHA because our harvester is not an actual human. In this post, you’ll learn how CAPTCHA works, and why our harvester and others do not support the harvesting of content from CAPTCHA.

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