Blog Posts Tagged with "Analytics"

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Security Analytics: Hype or Huge?

February 01, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt

This complex chain of correlated "security big data", can be used in a manner of ways from post-incident analysis and trend analytics as well as for the mapping of internal data to external threat intelligence. Big data is here to stay and security analytics just needs to figure out the best way to use it...

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Psychopathy Tweets: Too Many Statistics, Not Enough Proof of Concept

August 01, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

What I came out with, after many slides of numbers, was “nope not really”, which I pretty much had thought before. There are just too many variables to this type of venture and you would need to have a trained psychoanalyst to talk to the individual to determine whether or not they are a true psychopath...

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Detecting Psychopathy via Tweets? A Flawed Premise...

July 25, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It seems to me that more and more we are being collectively mined not only for our habits, but now our emotions as well as our psychological makeups. All of this could potentially be collated from numerous sources. I doubt we will ever be able to contextualize the human psyche just from internet datum…

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Countermeasures, Weather Forecasts, and Security Metrics

July 25, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Take a look at the things you measure. In particular, take a look at the things that become part of your bonus calculations or your performance reviews. If you are being measured against things that feel more like Tracking Indicators (like a weather forecast), then it’s time to renegotiate your Metrics...

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What Actions Do Your Security Metrics Promote?

July 12, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

“It is possible to focus on a single metric and drive it up or down, but wreak havoc on the organization through unintended side effects. Some organizations have to deal with some people “gaming the metrics”, which again can lead to unintended side effects. Other organizations use metrics as a way to begin a conversation..."

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Are Your Security Metrics “Top Five" Worthy?

July 09, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

In conversations with infosec executives, a common question is “What should I really be measuring?,” or they make comments like “I report on a lot of things, but I am not sure what the top security indicators are that I should roll up to my executive team.” Here are the five characteristics of effective metrics...

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Big Data Analytics: On Structured and Unstructured

July 08, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

Analysis of unstructured data is the hot topic these days – organizations are lured by the promise of deriving huge incremental value by gaining insights from crunching vast pools of seemingly random numbers to determine patterns and trends. It’s not a huge surprise that structured data analytics gets forgotten...

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NIST Conducts Big Data Workshop

June 14, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

In this first NIST 'Big Data' workshop, key national priority topics will be explored, including examples from science, health, disaster management, security, and finance. At the same time, topics in emerging technology areas including analytics and architectures will also be discussed...

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Big Brother Likes Big Data: Balancing Privacy with Innovation

June 05, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Big Data and associated analytics can be used to improve business and customer experiences and bring innovation and medical breakthroughs. However, organizations must make sure they don’t cross that line of customization and business improvements into creepiness and full-blown privacy invasion...

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Law Of First Digits and How It Might Lead To More Trust

May 03, 2012 Added by:Alan Woodward

It might be as simple as whether an image has been altered to whether large data sets should be used to make a critical business decision. Benford's law and its generalized forms can help us decide whether or not we can trust some electronic data we may be about to rely upon...

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The Fort Knox Approach to Security

April 23, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

Most of you are protecting everything with equal rigor. Does everything need to be protected with the same thoroughness? Probably not and that is what makes infosec a difficult occupation. We neglect to delineate what needs the most protection and what does not need as much or any...

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Making Security Metrics That Matter

April 22, 2012 Added by:Robb Reck

The traditional role of security in the organization has been that of a cost-center to be minimized. Security’s success has historically been defined by internally developed measures. We work to create best-practice metrics that show how mature the security program is...

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CIOs and Securing Data with Analytics

April 19, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

This expanding rate of potential threats call for a new way to approach corporate data security. The latest approach is one that is based on intelligence and BI tools. Security intelligence applies advanced analytics and automation technology to the collection of information from hundreds of sources across an organization...

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CISSP Reloaded Domain Six: Operations Security

April 18, 2012 Added by:Javvad Malik

Some argue that operations security is primarily focused around IT and bring up the old argument of IT vs infosec and the baggage that comes along with that. It’s an argument as old as whether PC’s are better than Macs, Ninja’s could beat Pirates or Cagney was better than Lacey...

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Filling in some Blanks on Network Segmentation Faults

April 18, 2012 Added by:Jack Daniel

A couple of thoughts on the segmentation-for-security concept are worth elaboration: grouping by OS makes sense from a management perspective, but if you do that it won’t stop the aforementioned Bad Things from running wild, so consider how best to segment for your situation...

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On Analyst Geometries

April 04, 2012 Added by:Wendy Nather

Sectors in security are blurring and merging, companies are building out portfolios, and everyone's adding discrete functionality from different categories. Static and dynamic analysis aren't separate revenue streams for some vendors, and it'll just get more muddled...

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