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Visual Analytics Workshop - Link Collection Part VII - Visualization Tools

The section probably most anticipated during the Visual Analytics Workshop is probably the one where we get hands-on exposure with a number of visualization tools. We look at both actual tools and programming libraries. Here we go:

These are the tools and libraries we discuss during the workshop. Obviously, there are many more libraries and tools that I like to use in my daily work. But that will be a separate post at some point in the future.

Looking for the previous list of links for the workshop?

- Introductionary Links
- Data Sources
- Data Processing
- Log Management and SIEM
- Big Data
- Visualization

Wanna know more about the visualization workshop? Email me or visit http://pixlcloud.com/training

Visual Analytics Workshop - Link Collection Part VI - Visualization

Next up: Visualization, the sixth module of the Visual Analytics Workshop. Note, this section is mostly content from books and not related to many Web-based resources that could be linked here. Hence kind of a short collection.

Looking for the previous list of links for the workshop?

- Introductionary Links
- Data Sources
- Data Processing
- Log Management and SIEM
- Big Data

Wanna know more about the visualization workshop? Email me or visit http://pixlcloud.com/training

Next up: Visualization Tools

Workshop: Big Data Visualization for Security

I had the pleasure of attending the Underground Economy Conference this year in Bucharest, Romania. I ran a 90 minute workshop on big data and visualization. The workshop covered a number of tools, such as:

Firewall Log in Gephi


Here are the slides from the workshop [Well, almost all of them. Having attended the workshop, you will have seen some more]. In addition, you can download the DAVIX image that you need for the exercise.

Visual Analytics Workshop - Link Collection Part V - Big Data

This next module of the Visual Analytics Workshop is about Big Data. And here are the links that show up during this section. Keep in mind that especially this module is constantly evolving and has in the last months. New sections and links will be added to the training class very frequently.

Looking for the previous list of links for the workshop?

- Introductionary Links
- Data Sources
- Data Processing
- Log Management and SIEM

Wanna know more about the visualization workshop? Email me or visit http://pixlcloud.com/training

Stay tuned for the next link collection!

Visual Analytics Workshop - Link Collection Part IV - Log Management and SIEM

This is the Labor Day issue of the link collection series. The third module of the Visual Analytics Workshop is about Log Management and SIEM.

Looking for the previous list of links for the workshop?

- Introductionary Links
- Data Sources
- Data Processing

Wanna know more about the visualization workshop? Email me or visit http://pixlcloud.com/training

Stay tuned for the next link collection which will be on big data!

Visual Analytics Workshop - Link Collection Part III - Data Processing

Here is part three of the link collection series. The second module of the Visual Analytics Workshop is about Log Data Processing.

- CommandlineFu
- Regex Lib
- Regular Expressio Information
- Regex One
- RegExr
- Geo Lookup On The Commandline
- Log Analysis Scripts
- DAVIX
- httpry
- dnstop
- Emerging Threats
- HoneySnap
- LogParser
- LogParser Studio

Looking for the previous list of links for the workshop?

- Introductionary Links
- Data Sources

Wanna know more about the visualization workshop? Email me or visit http://pixlcloud.com/training

Next workshop is in Amsterdam

Visual Analytics Workshop - Link Collection Part II - Data Sources

The first module of the Visual Analytics Workshop is about Data Sources.

As a foundation for later visualizations, we need to first understand what the data means. Following are the links of tools and additional material we are going through: (Note that the links might not cover all of the tools in this module. They are merely all the links that show up on the slides.)

Find the previous list of links at the first link collection post.

Wanna know more about the visualization workshop? Email me or visit http://pixlcloud.com/training

Visual Analytics Workshop - Link Collection

During my Visual Analytics Workshop I mention a ton of tools, Web sites, and projects. Students attending the class get a list of all the links to these items in a summary file.

I decided that the list of links would be something useful for everyone to look at. Over the next few weeks I will be posting all the links on here.

Today we start with a few links of my previous work and the links of the workshop introduction slides:

Raffael Marty:
- Heatmaps - Why is Security Visualization So Hard?
- Cyber Security - How Visual Analytics Unlock Insight
- VizSec 2012 Keynote
- All the Data That's Fit to Visualize
- Security Visualization - Learning From The New York Times
- Mining Your Logs - Gaining Insight Through Visualization
- Application Logging Guidelines
- Visualization Workshops
- PixlCloud

Introduction:
- Binary Visualization Tool (VizBin)
- BinVis
- BinVis Discussion
- Cantor Dust
- Vera
- Periodic Table of Visualizations
- Minard
- Hans Rosling and Gapminder
- Hans Rosling TED talk
- MYO Interface
- Microsoft Kinect
- Leap Motion
- Make It So

Wanna know more about the workshop? Email me.

VizSec 2014 [Deadline Extended]

### VizSec deadline EXTENDED by 1 week! See http://vizsec.org for new schedule. ###

The 11th Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec) is a forum that brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to address the needs of the cyber security community through new and insightful visualization and analysis techniques. VizSec provides an excellent venue for fostering greater exchange and new collaborations on a broad range of security- and privacy-related topics. VizSec will be held in Paris, France on November 10, 2014 in conjunction with IEEE VIS.

Important research problems often lie at the intersection of disparate domains. Our focus is to explore effective, scalable visual interfaces for security domains, where visualization may provide a distinct benefit, including computer forensics, reverse engineering, insider threat detection, cryptography, privacy, preventing user assisted attacks, compliance management, wireless security, secure coding, and penetration testing in addition to traditional network security. Human time and attention are precious resources. We are particularly interested in visualization and interaction techniques that effectively capture the insights of human analysts so that further processing may be handled by machines, freeing analysts for other tasks. For example, a malware analyst might use a visualization system to analyze a new piece of malicious software that facilitates generating a signature for future machine processing. When appropriate, research that incorporates multiple data sources, such as network packet captures, firewall rule sets and logs, DNS logs, web server logs, and/or intrusion detection system logs, is particularly desirable.

Full papers describing novel contributions in security visualization are solicited. Papers may present techniques, applications, practical experience, theory, analysis, or experiments and evaluations.

Update: Poster are also solicited. Posters may showcase late-breaking results, work in progress, preliminary results, or visual representations relevant to the VizSec community.

More information can be found here.