Technology has long been an extension of human cognition. Our daily lives are intertwined with connectivity to a wealth of information for decision support. Risk sensing has evolved in this direction as well. Artificial intelligence is applied in information distillation to aid risk analysts in handling a large volume of rapidly changing information. This session will look at a platform created for cognitive risk sensing that processes global news streams near real-time by distilling and correlating topics to target entities (i.e., third parties of an organization), automatically triggering alerts and creating event timelines for analysts.