[WHITEPAPER] Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Law Enforcement

Earlier this year, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Internet, the Pew Research company released the most recent stats about the adoption rates and internet usage of adults living in the United States. See what this means for crime online and law enforcement in this post and in our new whitepaper: Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Law Enforcement.

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Using Big Data from the Web to Improve the Underwriting Process

Six months have passed since we made our Big Industry Threats dataset, also known as BITS, available to customers. BITS, our flagship dataset, contains a collection of over 11 million news stories from the past 18 months spanning 9,000 global sources with over 93 languages. Our customers found a number of different uses for our BITS dataset including risk managers tracking disease outbreaks and insurance professionals improving the underwriting process.

In today’s post, we’re going to explain how we helped a chief actuary for a major insurance company improve her data to help increase efficiency and accuracy of pricing homeowners insurance policies for customers overseas.

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Webinar Recap: How to Harvest, Structure, and Visualize Big Data on the Web

Wednesday, September 10, we held a webinar titled “How to Harvest, Structure, and Visualize Big Data on the Web”. Jamie Martin, a Data Acquisition Engineer for BrightPlanet, and Greg Roberts, CEO and expert linguist at Rosoka Software Solutions, teamed up to take subscribers through the full process of taking data from the Web to final analysis.  We recorded the webinar and also have a brief recap for you in this post.

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Outpost: An Online Data Collection Engine for Scalable Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Outpost is an online information collection engine that allows intelligence analysts to automate the process of collecting publicly available data from the Web.

As law enforcement agencies continue to utilize Outpost, we find new solutions to problems faced by agencies through the creative use of data collected at scale and in an automated fashion. In this posting, we’ll cover how one agency utilized Outpost to monitor and stay on top of gang networks within a specific metropolitan area.

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[WEBINAR] How to Harvest, Structure, and Visualize Big Data on the Web

The largest publicly available database in existence is sitting free to use for practically anyone. Consumers use the Internet and the data on it on a daily basis through individual searches, but many companies have failed to successfully exploit the true potential of the worlds largest database. We hope to help solve that problem in our upcoming webinar, How to Harvest Structure, and Visualize Big Data on the Web.

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AuthentiWeb: Using Big Data from the Web to Protect Your Business

BrightPlanet’s AuthentiWeb protects your brands and products using data collected at large scale from the public Internet. You may be asking yourself, exactly how does Web data get utilized to support brand protection and loss prevention? In today’s post, we answer that question. We cover the types of data you can get with AuthentiWeb and how it helps businesses protect their bottom line.

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ACFE FRAUD TALK INTERVIEW: How to Use OSINT to Assist and Detect Fraud

Fraud Talk, a monthly podcast dedicated to helping professionals fight fraud, interviewed our Vice President of Business Development Tyson Johnson to discuss how to use open source intelligence (OSINT) to assist and detect fraud.

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Tyson Johnson, VP of Business Development, featured in Australian Security Magazine

BrightPlanet is proud to announce that Vice President of Business Development, Tyson Johnson, has a featured article titled “Time for Open Source Intelligence and the Deep Web” in the latest issue of Australian Security Magazine.

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Webinar Recap: Using OSINT to Stop Fraud and Counterfeiting

Yesterday we held a webinar for risk managers, fraud examiners, and security professionals on utilizing data collected from the Web to help stop online fraud and counterfeiting. BrightPlanet’s Kaitlyn Killoran presented on how fraud and risk managers are currently using Web data and how BrightPlanet’s AuthentiWeb can help increase efficiency for fraud and risk managers. We recap some of the items Kaitlyn covered in this post.

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Using Social Media for Insurance Claims Research

For the past three months, BrightPlanet has worked jointly with the Canadian insurance broker, ISB Canada, to offer Social Media Reports for insurance claim research to provide snapshots of social presence for claims professionals.

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