About Eric Flis

Eric Flis is a Founder and the COO of WorldStack. He's an SME in open source intelligence and a cyber security consultant with government, private sector and international experience.

OSINT – Identifying Persons of Interest

On September 6th news broke regarding the release of Islamic States new magazine entitled Rumiyah…   While early detection is key such events also present additional opportunities to identify persons of interest (POIs) that may not have previously been known. OSINT solutions provide that ability.   In this Providence use case scenario, we will look at how Providence can be used to quickly identify POIs and other sources [...]

Identifying Credible Sources

In this blog entry we will explore how to quickly identify credible sources of information using Providence and location based intelligence. In the world of Open Source Intelligence there can be a lot of “noise”. This is particularly true during an event, or directly after an event. Identifying a credible source of information to help you gain situational awareness can be difficult during these periods. Having [...]

Russian Naval Vessel Movements

Use case Providence is WorldStack’s proprietary open source intelligence collection and analysis platform. Providence collects information from surface, deep and the dark web. Providence was set up to detect and monitor Russian naval vessel movements through the monitoring of social media. The intent of this exercise was three-fold: 1. Can Russian naval vessel movements be detected/monitored using Providence? 2. Can chatter from Russian Naval [...]

Identifying Bot-nets

In this blog entry we will look at how to use Providence and its new link analysis feature to identify bot-nets and other coordinated activity. The subject matter for this test case will be the US political landscape and attempts, both foreign and national to influence voters using coordinated messaging. While we are using this to explore threats to National political landscapes it can [...]