Palantir Cyber: Uncovering malicious behavior at petabyte scale

One of the most difficult challenges for cyber security analysts is navigating through vast quantities of network data, which can approach petabyte scales and is often distributed across many disconnected systems. In this demonstration, we show how an analyst can use the Palantir Cyber solution to detect beaconing, a network behavior suggestive of malware, by querying multiple databases at a large institution in a matter of seconds. As fraudulent patterns are uncovered, analysts can automate these searches into regularly run jobs, serving as proactive alerts of malicious activity that are fed into our new prioritized inbox interface. Finally, these alerts can be shared between analysts through Palantir Gotham’s collaboration application, which enables the rapid exchange of information within and across institutions to diminish cyber security threats.*

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Adaptive Management and the Analysis of California’s Water Resources

Water resource management in California is a precarious and costly balancing act. Various federal, state, and municipal organizations have a stake in the management of California’s water resources. In the case of the Sacramento River Delta, they all compete to manage a single resource. Decisions made about the Delta affect millions of Californians, as well as the endangered species in the Delta’s delicate estuarial ecosystem, such as the Delta smelt. It is therefore critical that these decisions be based on transparent, reproducible, and comparable analyses of the best available data.

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Securely collaborating across the enterprise and with external partners to expose cyber fraud

In an earlier demonstration on this blog, we showed how a single analyst used Palantir Metropolis to uncover an actual cyber threat at one of Palantir’s largest commercial deployments. However, in many large financial institutions, detecting complicated schemes requires the work of multiple analysts across the enterprise. Collaboration is critical, but the need to enforce data access restrictions can impede cooperative analysis across groups. In response to this need, Palantir has made secure information sharing a possibility within the organization and with external community members. Watch as we demonstrate how multiple analysts at one of the world’s largest financial institutions can collaborate to expose cyber fraud.*

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Palantir Legal Intelligence: analyzing the Enron emails

On December 2, 2001 Enron Corporation entered the largest bankruptcy in US history at the time, and left behind a collection of hundreds of thousands of e-mails, which is the largest legal data set currently available to the public. Here we present Palantir Gotham’s ability to combine structured data (in this case financial transaction records and company org charts) with unstructured data (in the form of e-mails and documents) in an analysis of accusations of insider trading against the CEO of Enron Energy Services.

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Using Palantir to Explore Prescription Drug Safety

Drug safety is a serious concern in the United States with adverse drug events contributing to over 770,000 injuries and deaths per year. Cost estimates range from $1.5 to $5.6 billion annually. The FDA closely monitors these adverse events and releases communications and advisories depending on the severity and frequency of the events. The FDA released such a communication regarding the drug Simvastatin in June 2011. Simvastatin, which is used to treat hyperlidemia, is one of the most heavily prescribed medications in the world, and nearly 100 million prescriptions were written for patients in 2010.

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Palantir as a Program Management Platform: Examining Hurricane Katrina Acquisition Spending Data

Hurricane Katrina caused 1,833 deaths and $108 billion in damage, making it the deadliest and costliest hurricane in American history. When a collection of federal, state, and local agencies converged to respond to the crisis, they found they lacked analytic tools capable of tracking and responding to the dramatic volume and scope of relief needs as they developed.

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OSINT Analysis of Sudan and South Sudan

Less than four months ago, the Southern portion of Sudan seceded and formed South Sudan, only the 5th country to be created this century. In this session, we will demonstrate how Palantir can draw from a plethora of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) data sources (including academic research, blogs, news media, NGO reports and United Nations studies) to rapidly construct an understanding of the conflict underlying this somewhat anomalous 21st Century event. Using a suite of Palantir Helpers developed for OSINT analysis, the video performs relational, temporal, statistical, geospatial, and social network analysis of over a dozen open sources of data.

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