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As part of the ISSummit in Hong Kong, I will be teaching a one day workshop on security visualization. The following is the abstract of the training:
As networks become ever more complex, securing them becomes more and more difficult. The solution is visualization. Using today's state-of-the-art data visualization techniques, you can gain a far deeper understanding of what's happening on your network right now. You can 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. The attendees will get an overview of visualization, data sources for IT security, and learn how to generate visual representations of IT data. The training is filled with hands-on exercises.
The talk is going over the following individual topics:
Skyrails is a social network (or any graph really) visualization system. It has a built in programming language for processing (as far as visualisation attributes goes) the graph and its attributes. The system is not only aimed at expert users though, because through the scripting languages menus can be built and the system can be used by any users.
The main distinguishing point of the system comes from the built in scripting language, the added flexibility of how to represent attributes (nodes can be binded to planes and spheres based on their attributes) and the scriptability of the user interface system. This makes skyrails ideal for creating presentations targeted at the average users.
skyrails in action:
Could I possibly get a little help with getting the afterglow / neato tools usefully working. have 291 lines of data and for the life of me the graphs I'm generating are quite poor.
I am not a Perl programmer but have managed to get cygwin working and afterglow & neato working.
using this sample set of the 291 I can get the two diagrams I have attached, but I would dearly like some advise how to generate a more representative image.
If this forum is inappropriate for a little mentoring then please advise / delete as appropriate.
With kind regards,
After months of building and testing, the long anticipated release of DAVIX - The Data Analysis & Visualization Linux® - arrived last week during Blackhat/DEFCON in Las Vegas. It is a very exiting moment for us and we are curious to see how the product is received by audience. So far the ISO image has been downloaded at least 600 times from our main distribution server. Downloads from the mirrors are not accounted.
All those eager to get their hands dirty immediately can find a description as well as the download links for the DAVIX ISO image on the DAVIX homepage.
We wish you happy visualizing!
Have you noticed? There is a new logo for secviz.org. To be correct this is the first real logo. What was there before wasn't really a logo.
The Applied Security Visualization book is DONE and available in your favorite store!
Russ McRee wrote an article for the ISSA journel where he describes various security visualization approaches. SecViz is prominently featured, as well as a few tools, such as TNV, InetVis, and Rumint. The article also mentions DAVIX. You can read the article here.
In an older article, Russ talked about Argus – Auditing network activity. In that article, he mentions how to use AfterGlow for network traffic analysis.