Precognition (from the Latin præ-, "before" and cognitio, "acquiring knowledge"), also called future sight, and second sight, is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future.

Defined as a systematic way to build and organize knowledge from historical data in order to predict (forecast) future events before they occur.


Three pillars of PREDICT, PREVENT, and PERSIST comprise a framework that can quickly be made actionable and operational.

Provides decision-makers with a range of options for taking action to proactively suppress threats.

Predict (Situational Awareness)

  • Threat Intel/Threat forecasting (Big Data Analytics)
  • Sources and methods (People and Machine)
  • Behavior modeling (Cyber Psychology)
  • The application of traditional Intel in cyberspace (Leverage Historical Perspectives)
  • Sensors feeding into a visual aid (SEM, SIEM)

Prevent (Active Threat Management Solutions)

  • Know what new solutions will best protect your network against malicious activity
  • Select and deploy the most efficient and cost effective threat defense technologies
  • Combine solutions that will provide real-time protection (monitor and detect), as well as security event analysis and incident response
  • Implement “lean forward” technologies from at least two of the three architecture framework layers: (1) network (2) payload (3) endpoint

Persist (Continuous Monitoring)

  • Discipline and vigilance
  • Policies, processes, and practices
  • Patching holes and bridging gaps
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Penetration testing
  • Secure code review
  • Security awareness training