WHAT IS A THREAT?
Rarely defined, but often collectively understood.
In Movia, a threat is cognitively modeled as a combination of intent to do harm, the capability to do harm, and the opportunity to pull it off. In most organizations, threats can surface in any sphere of concern — physical, financial, competitive, security, health, and so on.
Intent, capability, and opportunity are concepts that can be decomposed and attached to your Big Data.
Therefore, “threat reasoning” is the Movia process of monitoring for a pattern that matches a set of conditions that warrants attention.
An opportunity is similar to — and the flip-side — of threat.
Movia THREAT is a built-in threat and opportunity assessment system. It provides the key mechanisms to model such operational concepts as:
Contextual threat – a situation-setting of a base or background level given a geo-spatial area and a finite time window — in other words, our concern is potential threats, near-by and right now.
We look for events or conditions that represent a specific threat — such as a stock price falling precipitously, a clinic diagnosing a rare disease, an out of tolerance reading on a manufacturing sensor, etc.
We accumulate individual threats into an aggregate threat — such as many people throwing rocks outside a US Embassy within a short period of time, versus one person one time.
Threat levels – thresholds values that warrant an action if exceeded.
Threat actions – a threat level exceeded can generate a message, log an event, warn a user, start a response system, etc.