New Features in Risk Analysis Center 6
Threat Monitor: A powerful tool for aggregating and analyzing threat-related information, the Threat Monitor (TM) introduces an additional stream of data into the Risk Analysis Center (RAC). Threat information aggregated from RSS feeds – selectable by the client – is scored for relevance against weighted keywords and is prioritized by importance and timeliness. A RAC user can elect to convert an information item into an “Incident” – a RAC element that is part of the jurisdiction’s risk ecosystem and can be presented geospatially and integrated with existing threat likelihoods.
Threat Likelihood Analytic Matrix: This feature within the Analysis Module enables users to view likelihood scores for each individual asset currently entered in the Risk Analysis Center. In addition, the matrix allows users to start a likelihood assessment directly from the point of interest in the table and to view the likelihood adjustment history for any asset-threat scenario.
Interactive Threat Matrix: The Risk Analysis Center uses default threat likelihood values for each sector/sub-sector. Over the long term, it is possible that the default likelihood rating for a particular sector or subsector could change. The RAC’s Interactive Threat Matrix gives users the ability to change a threat likelihood rating if new data warrants it. When a rating is changed, it has a blanket impact and affects every asset of that sector/sub-sector within the system.
The Interactive Threat Matrix is part of Digital Sandbox’s premium State and Local Intel Fusion package and is optional.
Fire Rescue Module/Pre-Fire Plan: Leveraging a jurisdiction’s critical asset catalog, the Fire Rescue Module enables the integration of a Fire and Rescue agency’s pre-fire plans into the RAC. Data included in a region’s pre-fire plans can be collected by the RAC and managed electronically. Users can access select fire/rescue data about assets via the integration between the RAC and the region’s computer-aided dispatch system.
The Fire Rescue Module/Pre-Fire Plan is an optional application for the Risk Analysis Center and requires additional customization/configuration.
Improved Natural Hazard Analytics: The Natural Hazard analytics in the Risk Analysis Center have been upgraded to include a broader collection of default hazards and improved default risk data. In addition, users can measure their preparedness in terms of natural hazards as well as terrorist threats, and perform capability gap analyses.
Extended C/ACAMS Integration: The Risk Analysis Center’s integration with C/ACAMS has been improved to export all of C/ACAMS’ minimally required fields of asset data from the RAC into C/ACAMS. The RAC supports the C/ACAMS guidelines for qualified asset data and marks its assets accordingly.
PCII Data Marking: If requested by the client, the Risk Analysis Center can be configured to apply all necessary security and marking requirements for storing and handling Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII). Digital Sandbox, through collaboration with DHS’ PCII Program Office and other PCII officials, has developed a broad set of requirements for approved PCII data-handling that can be customized for each client that chooses the PCII Data Marking option.
Improved AEL Integration: Digital Sandbox has enhanced its display of the DHS Authorized Equipment List (AEL) items, presented in the Preparedness Analysis screens. When considering resources to invest in that will address a region’s gaps for particular target capabilities, users now are presented with descriptions and grant funding sources for each item on the AEL.
Enhanced GIS Monitoring: The Risk Analysis Center 6 has added significantly to its data presentation capability in the Monitoring Module. Incidents, Assessments, and Photos connected to Assets can be displayed geospatially, while Asset presentation can be filtered by Jurisdiction and Group.
Address Validation: When adding an asset to the Risk Analysis Center, users can choose to validate the address using the new RAC Address Validation Engine. The Engine compares the user-entered address to a library of known U.S. addresses, including latitude and longitude coordinates. Users can choose to accept or refuse the result as desired.
Improved System Security: The security infrastructure of the Risk Analysis Center has been augmented to meet the requirements of several Federal security standards, including NIST 800-53 and PCII. Changes include improvements to user account management (including control over password expirations, resets, complexity, and reusability), audit logging, and protection against injection and script attacks.