Lumina Analytics Nominated to Compete in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

Lumina Analytics provides intelligent solutions to help clients manage and mitigate risk. Serving large, regulated industries, law firms and governments globally with risk management intelligence, Lumina mines data from the open-source web to develop risk intelligence for large, regulated industries, and provides clients with unprecedented continuous, actionable prevention and mitigation opportunities.
Lumina Analytics provides intelligent solutions to help clients manage and mitigate risk. Serving large, regulated industries, law firms and governments globally with risk management intelligence, Lumina mines data from the open-source web to develop risk intelligence for large, regulated industries, and provides clients with unprecedented continuous, actionable prevention and mitigation opportunities.

Lumina Analytics, LLC, is a U.S.-based technology company that specializes in engineering cutting-edge solutions to the challenges of weeding through the world wide open-source web to identify critical risk information, to provide a proactive force for good.

RadianceSM, developed by Lumina, is a comprehensive enterprise search tool that uses Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), which transforms publicly available data into timely, actionable intelligence, to help their clients anticipate, understand, manage and mitigate risk.

Lumina AnalyticsWhether the challenge is preventing school attacks by individuals exhibiting concerning behaviors online, warding off a corporate reputational crisis by detecting insider threats, identifying potential domestic terror attacks planned on social media, or finding potential suicide victims in time to get them the help they so desperately require, Radiance is a game-changer in keeping people and places safe.

“The power of Radiance is two-fold – its ability to ingest massive amounts of unstructured, open source data and its real-time ability to analyze that information to predict and prevent organizational risks and threats,” explains Allan Martin, Lumina Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board.

“It was the tragedy of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting that catalyzed our efforts and illuminated our vocation.”

Allan Martin, Lumina Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Allan Martin, Lumina Analytics Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

“Ever since, we have developed our technology in line with this mission and attuned to its fundamental importance.”

“Recognizing that technology is a force for good, Lumina exists to keep people and places safe and secure, and this AI-driven solution will immediately transform how organizations think about risk management and risk mitigation.”

Behavioral Affinity Models. Data Noise Solved.

Data noise is a major obstacle for most Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) open source social listening tools.

Radiance has been optimized to screen for specific behaviors using Lumina’s proprietary and configurable Behavioral Affinity Models data filters (BAMs, which are lists of terms, phrases, and expressions), which have innovated a new and unprecedented way to solve these obstacles.

Keywords are run through open-source intelligence (OS-INT) and filtered by BAMs, which are created through subject matter expertise and leveraging supervised machine learning.

Each BAM is a collection of selectors – terms, phrases, and expressions – that are representative of a specific area of risk or interest.

Names can likewise be entered into Radiance to be correlated with content related to 25 different risk factors (BAMs), to identify potential risk and satisfy the requirements for big data due diligence.

Searches provide near-instant results, delivering meaningful, actionable intelligence to identify and prevent risk.

Dr. Morten Middelfart, Lumina Analytics Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist
Dr. Morten Middelfart, Lumina Analytics Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist

“In the Radiance platform, we’ve develop a unique technology that searches the open internet deeply and comprehensively,” said Chief Data Scientist and Co-Founder Morten Middelfart.

“Radiance automates internet searches to identify risks and threats in ways that have not been previously possible, helping our clients to protect what matters most.”

“We constantly hear people say, ‘We have so much data, but what can we do with it?’  Radiance solves that problem by ingesting, integrating, correlating and analyzing disparate datasets.”

“It takes data never designed to identify risk, and prioritizes it – giving our clients an unbiased and fully auditable understanding of human behavior and associated threats.”

He added that Radiance’s BRPs solve for the “data noise” obstacle associated with other OS-INT SaaS solutions.

In addition, Radiance drastically outperform existing Natural Language Processing (NLP) approaches to identify names of persons or entities in unstructured data.

Radiance performed at a 93.1 percent accuracy level on unstructured, improperly cased documents such as HTML, JSON or computer code and other so-called messy documents compared to 0 percent for Stanford Named Entity Recognizer (NER) and other popular open-source NLP software.

Additionally, the BRPs generated with Lumina’s machine learning are “human readable,” making them fully auditable as well.

Deep Web Data Aggregation Like No Other.

Conventional technologies rely on a single platform or social media API. Not Radiance, which uses continuous deep-web extraction to ingest all open source data.

With Radiance, the volumes of publicly available electronic information are cleaned and prioritized, yielding relevant insights into high-risk individuals, entities, events, or sources by aggregating all the data scattered across the Internet and measuring it against configurable BAMs.

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Proprietary Risk Databases.

Beyond the BAM search, Radiance cross-references user-entered names with its proprietary, dynamic risk databases.

Name Extraction. Relationship Mapping.

OS-INT’s proprietary name extraction algorithms identify first, second, and third order relationships of apparently disconnected individuals, entities, and events. It measures network centrality to highlight importance and priority of relationships.

HOW IT WORKS

Input – to Use the Radiance platform:

  • A user enters a name or uploads a batch of names, with or without associated non-sensitive identifying information,

  • chooses to run the search once or at scheduled intervals (for continuous monitoring),

  • chooses specific behavioral patterns for which to screen, and

  • chooses third-party or other accessible datasets for Radiance to integrate alongside open source data.

(Lumina Analytics provides intelligent solutions to help clients manage and mitigate risk. Serving large, regulated industries, law firms and governments globally with risk management intelligence, Lumina mines data from the open-source web to develop risk intelligence for large, regulated industries, and provides clients with unprecedented continuous, actionable prevention and mitigation opportunities. (Courtesy of Lumina Analytics and Vimeo.)

Behind-the-Scenes

Once the analyst initiates a search by a series of algorithms, Radiance:

  • Ingests all documents, regardless of structure or format, associated with these names from the internet and other accessed datasets

  • Scans the documents for phrases that reflect the selected behaviors

  • Rejects documents that do not reflect these behaviors

  • Retains documents that do

  • Prioritizes names associated with the latter for human analysis

Behavioral Affinity Models

At present, the BAMs (terms, phrases, and expressions) Radiance screens for include:

  • Criminal activity

  • Extremist ideology

  • Foreign interest

  • Problematic personal behavior

  • Violent conduct

The Radiance platform brings the power of Open-Source Intelligence (OS-INT), Internet Intelligence (NET-INT) and the See Something Say Something app (HUM-INT) for edge-to-edge risk detection.
The Radiance platform brings the power of Open-Source Intelligence (OS-INT), Internet Intelligence (NET-INT) and the See Something Say Something app (HUM-INT) for edge-to-edge risk detection.

Output

Upon completion of the search, Radiance produces an automated report of its findings, which:

  • Prioritizes names for human analysis with percentile scores indicative of risk

  • Presents links to and summaries of relevant documents associated with each name

  • Allows the user to edit the report, add notes, or flag documents for further review

  • Allows the user to produce additional reports for single individuals in the population searched

LUMINA’S ALGORITHMS, as used in the Radiance platform include:

  • Lumina’s Snapshot algorithm captures at a given moment the complete digital footprint of an individual or entity on the indexed internet or in other accessed datasets.

  • Lumina’s Data Lake Indexer algorithm applies Lumina’s in-memory indexing method to internal or third-party datasets.

  • Lumina’s BAM Screening algorithm screens documents for phrases indicative of specific behaviors.

  • Lumina’s Score algorithm assigns to each name searched a percentile score representing relative risk.

  • Lumina’s Name Extraction algorithm extracts the names of individuals or entities from documents of many formats.

  • Lumina’s Page Summarizer algorithm generates summaries of documents.

  • Lumina’s Deduplication algorithm removes redundant content from the automated reports produced by Radiance.

  • Lumina’s Delta algorithm triggers the Snapshot algorithm at regular intervals to maintain continuous monitoring of selected individuals or entities.

  • Lumina’s BAM Creator algorithm identifies the list of phrases that most efficiently discriminates between sets of documents and thereby generates BAMs.

  • Lumina’s Edison algorithm is an alternative version of back propagation used in Radiance.

Manual Due Diligence Process vs Lumina’s RADIANCE:

Lumina Analytics, LLC
Courtesy of Lumina Analytics, LLC

By the Numbers

Lumina estimates that Radiance reduces the time or labor associated with the due diligence processes that it facilitates by approximately 97.5%.

  • One search in Radiance is equivalent to 50,000+ searches per name with a traditional search engine.

  • Each instance of Radiance is a system of 330 servers that operate in coordination.

  • One instance can process approximately 8,000 names per 24 hours.

  • Radiance scales linearly: Ten instances can process approximately 80,000 names per 24 hours, or 8,000 names per 2.4 hours, etc..

Radiance is currently under consideration by a large government agency for use in detecting insider threats and is available to financial institutions for Know Your Customer (KYC) regulatory compliance via the IBM Financial Services Cloud.

RADIANCE ROADMAP

Lumina Analytics, LLC
Courtesy of Lumina Analytics, LLC

In comparison with manual due diligence processes Lumina’s Radiance saves 97.5% of time and labor costs required to execute searches, process results, prepare reports, prioritize results or reports, and complete further analysis of cases of highest risk.

Lumina anticipates incorporating a new generation of technology into the Radiance UI, algorithms, computational pipeline, and hardware every two years.

Michael J. Browne, Chief Executive Officer of Lumina Analytics
Michael J. Browne, Chief Executive Officer of Lumina Analytics

“American Security Today supports those at the forefront of protecting communities across the country, and it’s an honor for Lumina to be nominated for an ASTORS Award,” said Chief Executive Officer Michael Browne.

“Lumina shares the AST mission. Our Radiance platform massively reduces labor costs, increases search activity automation, and puts our clients in control of the search process.”

To Learn More about how Lumina Analytics can help your organization anticipate, understand, manage and mitigate risk. please visit luminaanalytics.com/ and luminaanalytics.com/radiance.

*For reference, the salary for a GS-8 is $42,000-$54,000.

Lumina Analytics Nominated to Compete in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is today in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer, David Pekoske
David Pekoske, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer

American Security Today is pleased to announce TSA Administrator  David Pekoske, will join the organization as a featured speaker at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon, on November 18, 2021 at ISC East in New York City.

“On the heels of an unprecedented global pandemic, continued unrest in our cities and potentially catastrophic cyberattacks on our nations critical infrastructure, the focus of the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon will be on the latest, state-of-the-art innovations that are driving investments in new public security and safety technologies and systems,” said AST Editorial and Managing Director Tammy Waitt.

“As a recognized expert in crisis management, strategic planning, innovation and aviation, surface transportation and maritime security, David Pekoske’s message highlighting his top priorities and challenges for the TSA based on his years of wide-ranging experience will be critical to our attendees internalizing the critical nature of these escalating challenges, and realizing innovative new approaches to meet them.”

The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions  and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI SystemsAttivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

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Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

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The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America with an emphasis on the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

At ISC East 2021 you with the opportunity to interact with a broad array of security industry professionals.

Legendary Police Commissioner Bill Bratton of the NYPD, the BPD and former Chief of the LAPD, will join the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon on November 17th, to sign copies of his new book ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America’.

ISC East works closely with other businesses in the security and public safety space to help bring together the Northeast’s largest security trade show each year.

In collaboration with premier sponsor SIA (Security Industry Association) and in partnership with ASIS NYC, ISC East is proud to work with and be supported by various associations, trade publications, charities, and more.

Therefore, the ISC audience of security dealers, installers, integrators, consultants, corporate, government and law enforcement/first responder practitioners will be joined by the ASIS NYC audience of major corporate managerial-through-director-level national and global security executives.

The combination of one-on-one conversations with the industry’s top innovators,  integrators and security executives, special events, high-quality education and training, and strong support from industry associations, will allow attendees to learn and evaluate solutions from leading security exhibitors and brands. 

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

With the integration of the Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo, the show is moving even further into our reader’s wheelhouse!

With the integration of the Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo, the show is moving even further into our reader's wheelhouse! Your ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to both ISC East - and NDEM!
ISC East the leading event for the Northeast’s security and public safety community, and home of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon, is colocating with the inaugural Natural Disaster and Emergency Management (NDEM) Expo on November 17th & 18th at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City.

Your ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to both ISC East – and NDEM!

Thank take advantage of this exclusive luncheon opportunity to take a break from the show – Invite your team, guests, clients and show visitors to a lovely and affordable plated meal event in the heart of New York City, for  a fabulous networking opportunity!

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The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

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Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

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The Annual CHAMPIONS edition includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2020 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

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