AI and ML in Cyber Security – And What Does That Have To Do With Visualization?

Adjacent to data visualization are all the different disciplines that help us getting from raw data to visualizations. There are the topics of big data, data mining, and data exploration which come to mind. The world has gotten quite confused and lax about using the terms artificial intelligence and machine learning. Often data mining, for example will be lumped underneath these topics. I have written a few pieces lately that talk about AI and ML in cyber security. They should help bringing a bit more clarity into the approaches and what is suited for the cyber discussion. The topic of data visualization is still a crucial one and I am not doing it justice in any of my write ups. But we shouldn't forget that data visualization is probably one of the most important methods when it comes to helping analysts better understand what they are looking at, and helping data scientists understand what their algorithms have just done.
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Delivering Security Insights with Data Analytics and Visualization

In early December, I gave the keynote at the ACSAC 2017 conference in Orlando, Florida. In the presentation I look at a number of topics around using big data for security. I start by showing what big data looks like for security, how the history of using security for big data is tightly linked to the progress in big data itself. I talk about machine learning and artificial intelligence and show some of the limits and dangers of how we currently apply machine learning in security and how we can apply data visualization to help analysts better understand data. I then go on to peek a little bit into my magic 8 ball to see how security big data environments might look in the future and finish the presentation with posing a few challenges to the community about security for big data problems.
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Security Analytics – Visualization – Big Data Workshop Black Hat 2017

VISUAL ANALYTICS – DELIVERING ACTIONABLE SECURITY INTELLIGENCE BlackHat 2017 - Las VegasBig Data is Getting Bigger - Visualization is Getting Easier - Learn How! Dates: July 22-23 & 24-25 Location: Las Vegas, USASIGN UP NOW OVERVIEW Big data and security intelligence are the two very hot topics in security. We are collecting more and more information from both the infrastructure, but increasingly also directly from our applications. This vast amount of data gets increasingly hard to understand. Terms like map reduce, hadoop, spark, elasticsearch, data science, etc. are part of many discussions. But what are those technologies and techniques? And what do they have to do with security analytics/intelligence? We will see that none of these technologies are sufficient in our quest to defend our networks and information. Data visualization is the only approach that scales to the ever changing threat landscape and infrastructure configurations. Using big data visualization techniques, you uncover hidden patterns of data, identify emerging vulnerabilities and attacks, and respond decisively with countermeasures that are far more likely to succeed than conventional methods. Something that is increasingly referred to as hunting. The attendees will learn about log analysis, big data, information visualization, data sources for...
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