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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Uncovering Cyberfraud at a Large Financial Institution

This cyberfraud workflow is based on an actual case discovered at one of Palantir’s largest and most successful commercial deployments.  In this demonstration, we will show how an investigator uses Palantir to rapidly surf across data from multiple lines of business generated through customer interactions via multiple channels.  The investigator is able to use a [...]

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Help! Is there a doctor in the network???

Cyber security is a hot topic, especially in national security circles. The world has witnessed a number of high-profile incidents in the past two years that have been notable for sharing three very important aspects: they were targeted attacks, carried out against specific institutions they were politically motivated, and, inconclusively, appear to be state-sponsored they [...]

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Palantir Cyber: protecting critical computer assets

One of the most pressing challenges facing private sector and government organizations alike is that of putting the right infrastructure in place to protect their computer networks and the sensitive information that those networks contain. Palantir Cyber brings a unique set of capabilities to this emerging problem – allowing an organization to effectively address their [...]

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Palantir Wins VAST2009 Visual Analytics Award

The IEEE VAST Challenge 2009 is over and the awards are in. We had another strong year, scoring two awards. Grand Challenge: Analyst’s Tool Choice Intuitive Traffic Visualization and Video Description of the Analysis Process Out of 48 submissions, only 3 Grand Challenge awards were given this year. Below is our video submission, and you [...]

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Palantir in the New York Times

John Markoff of the New York Times posted an article today about the innovative methods used by investigators on the cutting edge of cyber analysis. The story profiles the team at Infowar Monitor, responsible for uncovering the GhostNet cyber espionage ring in late March and it features a great Palantir screenshot. Article: Tracking Cyberspies Through [...]

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Infowar Monitor Uncovers GhostNet Cyber Espionage Network

Our friends at the Information Warfare Monitor, a joint initiative between the SecDev Group and the Citizen Lab, have just released findings of a massive suspected cyber espionage network affecting 1,295 computers in 103 countries. From the New York Times article: “This is also believed to be the first time researchers have been able to [...]

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