A Pioneer in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and OSINT – Tyson Johnson

Tyson Johnson serves as BrightPlanet’s Head of Business Development. He is a pioneer in the risk management sector, beginning as an intelligence officer with a passion for global risk issues. Now recognized as a thought-leader in combining traditional risk management practices with the use of open source intelligence (OSINT), customers rely on Tyson as a resource in developing open source intelligence programs. Learn more about Tyson’s background and expertise in this post.

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Webinar Recap: ADD PEPs to KYC in AML

BrightPlanet’s Jamie Martin and Basis Technology’s James Andrews teamed up to present a webinar for banking professionals focusing on how you can use Deep Web technology to efficiently meet global banking regulations.

It all starts with the world’s largest publicly-available database: the Internet.

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Webinar Next Week: Add PEPs to Know Your Customer (KYC) in AML

Our webinar in partnership with Basis Technology, “Stay Ahead of the Curve: Add PEPS to Know Your Customer (KYC) in AML,” is coming up next week Wednesday, June 10, at 1 p.m. CST. Get information about the presenters in this post.

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BrightPlanet and Content Analyst Company Partner to Enable Rapid Insight into OSINT

BrightPlanet is excited to announce that we have developed a partnership with Content Analyst Company, developer of market-leading machine learning text analytics software, combining BrightPlanet’s ability to harvest open source intelligence (OSINT) — content from the Web at Big Data scale — with Content Analyst’s Cerebrant™ SasS-based discovery support solution.

Cerebrant is designed to enable subject matter experts in industries with high-value content to gain rapid insight into the growing collections of unstructured internal and external content they must analyze. Cerebrant enables users in industries such as health information, energy and finance to quickly and effectively find the most relevant internal and external content and discover important, non-obvious relationships buried within massive collections of unstructured information.

Discover more about the analytic discovery capabilities in this post.

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Webinar: “Stay Ahead of the Curve: Add PEPs to Know Your Customer in AML”

Governments around the world are increasing the customer due diligence requirements of  “Know Your Customer” (KYC), beginning with the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive. In addition to watch lists, firms must be ready to screen for “politically exposed persons” (PEPs)—public officials and close associates who are at “higher than usual risk” of corruption.

Banks need the ability to assess the risks of doing business with new or existing customers who may be, or become, a PEP. The data exists within countless news articles, blogs, and social media posts on the Internet. The solution is in open source intelligence (OSINT) through large-scale data harvesting and multilingual natural language processing (NLP).

To help further explain how NLP and OSINT can be used for KYC initiatives, we are excited to announce that we are having a joint webinar “Stay Ahead of the Curve: Add PEPs to Know Your Customer in AML” with our entity enrichment technology partner Basis Technology on Wednesday, June 10, at 1 p.m. CST.

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BrightPlanet Recognized in Cool Vendors Report By Leading Analyst Firm For Vendor Management Solutions

Gartner, Inc., the  leading industry analyst and research firm, recently released a list of vendors in their Cool Vendors in Vendor Management, 20151 (you’ll need a Gartner login to be able to access the report) research report which “highlights vendors that can potentially arm vendor management leaders with much needed tools and services to support vendor risk management and improve performance visibility”.

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Swan Island TX360 Demo Dashboard Released in Partnership with BrightPlanet

In October 2014, BrightPlanet and Swan Island Networks partnered to bring the world’s first set of Intelligence Channels to market through a new security intelligence service called TX360®. Featuring various channels from BrightPlanet’s Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) data feeds, a demo for the TX360 platform was recently made available to key partners. BrightPlanet offers both standard and customizable data channels, which can be deployed without IT requirements, for Swan Island Networks’ customers.

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[WHITEPAPER] Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Insurance

The insurance industry is all about efficiency. Whether you’re overseeing the underwriting process or assessing a claim, you need accurate data, and you need it fast.

The problem is that most insurance professionals aren’t moving as quickly as they could. Because they’re still relying on manual methods and insufficient data, they wind up spending way too much time and money on their work.

But there’s a better way. You can increase efficiency, accuracy, and even revenue by using open source intelligence (OSINT) to analyze more—and more valid—data from the Deep Web. By automating current data collection processes and adding supplemental data sources, insurance companies can save serious time and money. Find out how in our OSINT for Insurance white paper.

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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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