Organizations – large and small – are awash with security-related data and most of this data is already being collected and stored. Yet, how many security departments are looking at the data with a critical eye, asking the right questions and creating visualizations that reveal critical trends and support the decision making process? This presentation will cover foundational concepts such as how to ask good questions and how to analyze and visualize the data you have to help answer those questions.
Through examples of our own visualization work and our lessons learned, you’ll discover how to move beyond log data to identify important data that you may be overlooking and capture it in a way that makes it easy to analyze and compare against other sources.
- Data Analysis begins with a pragmatic question
- Analysis doesn't require advanced statistics
- Data Visualization is a valuable method to communicate complex data
About Jay Jacobs
Jay Jacobs is a co-founder and chief data scientist at Cyentia Institute, a research firm dedicated to advancing the state of information security knowledge and practice through data-driven research. Jacobs also hosts the Cyentia Podcast and is the co-author of Data-Driven Security, a book covering data analysis and visualizations for information security.
About Bob Rudis
Never far from his ‘shield’ avatar or Twitter client, Bob has over 20 years of experience building solutions for & defending Fortune 100 enterprises across a wide spectrum of industry sectors. When not quantifying risk and keeping QSAs at bay, Bob can be found hacking out culinary creations in the kitchen, cranking out miles on his bike or finding more things to control & measure with his Arduino.