Chapter 7

Visualizing cybersecurity data

Abstract

Cybersecurity has a history of not doing visualizations well. This chapter discusses the goals of a good visualization and how to create a visualization that will best satisfy the predetermined goals. Visualizations directly related to cybersecurity data are discussed and illustrated. Examples of both good and bad illustrations are given and a thorough discussion of the efficacy of the visualizations is considered.

Keywords

Visualization; Data aggregation; Visualization with a purpose

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” We know that an image can convey a complex thought more effectively than words. Similarly, if we have collected a set of data, a picture used to illustrate it can be more ...

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