• INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Dataminr Risk Manager

    As advances in technology continue to increase the amount of data in the world and companies send more people to conduct business in remote locations, there is a growing expectation for organisations to gain information faster about incidents and threats that could impact them.

    The “golden hour” refers to the critical time to respond to an incident. Naturally, the sooner a business is aware of a problem, the sooner it can start acting to reduce any potential negative impact.

    By relying on traditional sources of information, such as the news media and some information providers in the security space, there is typically at least 30 minutes between the incident occurring and news reaching a company’s security and risk teams. Sometimes that can stretch to a couple of hours or longer before the business becomes aware.

    The rise of social media, however, has transformed incident response. Around half a billion posts are transmitted every day on Twitter, which has become a rich source of insights when it comes to crisis response or dealing with potential threats to business. This data is extremely valuable, but extracting that value can be a challenge.

    Dataminr uses artificial intelligence and machine-learning techniques to discover relevant signals from social media and publicly available data. Dataminr’s technology filters out the noise so only relevant content is delivered to security and risk teams. Using Dataminr, security teams can get the real-time information they need to make faster, more informed decisions.

    For more info, visit http://info.dataminr.com/TSSrequestinfo2018.

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    Stuart O'Brien

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