THE CHALLANGE: Increasing Threats to the Global Energy Supply
The world’s energy infrastructure is vulnerable, can be severely disruptive, and is an increasingly likely target for bad actors. The risks are both physical and cyber, and disruption of the U.S. supply chain is considered the “holy grail.”
When it comes to physical security, a 2018 report by the United Nations Oﬃce of Counter-Terrorism outlined the most intuitive threats involved explosive devices, rockets, MANPADs, grenades and tools to induce arson. It noted terrorist attacks on a variety of oil facilities in the Middle East over the past several decades.
Cyber threats are also on the rise. By 2020, foreign hackers will take down the national energy grid of at least ﬁve countries through Permanent Denial of Service (PDoS) attacks. And, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are becoming increasingly severe, with a 19% increase in the average number of attacks per target year-over-year in Q2 2017.
The DHS’s Industrial Control System Computer Emergency Response Team found nearly 900 cyber security vulnerabilities in U.S. energy control systems between 2011 and 2015, more than any other industry. In fact, the international oil sector alone increased investments on cyber defenses by $1.9 billion in 2018.
Taken together, experts predict that the global critical infrastructure protection market will be worth $118 billion by 2028, with the highest portion focused physical security. Cumulatively it will account for $920 billion in investment.
Radiance Open Source Intelligence (OS-INT) is a deep-web listening tool that uses machine learning and artiﬁcial intelligence to assess and prioritize risk.
OS-INT scours publicly available data across the entire Internet, correlating names entered into the system with content related to 25 diﬀerent risk factors, known as Behavioral Aﬃnity Models (BAMs), and cross-referenced with more than 1 million queries into Lumina’s proprietary databases of risk.
Searches provide near-instant results, delivering meaningful, actionable intelligence to identify and prevent risk.
Radiance Internet Intelligence’s (NET-INT) proprietary algorithms continuously identify, monitor, capture, and prioritize IP addresses exhibiting anomalous behavior across multiple risk dimensions.
The system also searches known IP addresses, producing all URLs accessed by the address. Results are nearly instantaneous, and accessed with just three clicks on the computer’s mouse.
The platform collects and stores more than 1 million interactions every day and since its inception has recorded more than 838,000 IP addresses engaged with threat-related risk topics.
Human Intelligence’s (HUM-INT) is powered by the S4 app, a crowd-sourced, mobile application that allows users to confidentially report concerns in real time.
THE SOLUTION: Using AI-Driven Technology to Prevent Fraud and Identify Risk
Radiance can help identify and predict physical and cyber threats to the energy sector.
OS-INT includes more than 6,500 terms related to these risks. The platform conducts nearly 135,000 searches across all publicly-available data on the web, correlating names with these terms and cross-referencing over 1 million queries into Lumina’s proprietary databases of risk. Unlike social media monitoring, OS-INT is not reliant on a single platform or social media API, allowing for the continuous ingestion of all open source data. OS-INT pulls all applicable content into a comprehensive report. The results are prioritized, making it easy to further analyze the ﬁndings and determine potential risk. A manual web search of this magnitude would take 1 year and 2 months for one person to complete.
NET-INT monitors IP address behavior across 43 pre-categorized behavioral dimensions, including attack planning, cyber tactics, radicalization, and insider threat behavior. NET-INT also screens IP addresses associated with an entity or person of interest against all IP addresses displaying anomalous behavior collected over the lifespan of the system. NET-INT identiﬁes geographic areas where anomalous online behavior is originating. For IP addresses that can be linked to an individual or an organization, NET-INT can provide real-time insight on what the individual or institution is researching and what data streams are informing their actions.
Radiance’s HUM-INT, or S4 app can be conﬁgured as a workplace tool, allowing employees to report suspicious behavior in real time. A centralized management portal allows clients to access real-time threats to geo-fenced facility locations.
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