Author: Darntons

Since 2020, NHS England’s use of Palantir software has become an area of increasing interest. While we have shared some of the highlights of our collaboration, such as the development of Purpose-based Access Controls (PBAC) , some inaccuracies persist in the discourse surrounding it. In this post, we set out the key facts. We are proud of our work with the NHS. It saves lives and improves health outcomes. Firstly, we’re incredibly proud of our work supporting NHS England and the wider health system. During COVID, our software, Palantir Foundry , helped ensure ventilators and PPE were delivered to the right…

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(Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series that shares insights from our journey enforcing FIDO2 authentication via hardware authenticators (YubiKeys) across all of Palantir. While Palantir has enforced mandatory strong multi-factor authentication for well over a decade, hardware-backed authentication using FIDO2 represents the strongest form of modern authentication available.) Threat Model Palantir has a unique threat model that places strong security at the core of every major initiative. We are routinely targeted by sophisticated and persistent adversaries in advanced phishing campaigns to harvest credentials, introduce malicious code to our information systems, and to socially engineer our users. In 2012,…

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