Update to metricsgraphics 0.9.0 (now on CRAN)

It’s been a while since I’ve updated my metricsgraphics package. The hit list for changes includes: Fixes for the new ggplot2 release (metricsgraphics uses the movies data set which is now in ggplot2movies) Updated all javascript libraries to the most recent versions Borrowed the ability to add CSS rules to a widget from taucharts (mjs_add_css_rule)… Continue reading

Data-Driven Security (The Book) Update #ShamelessSelfPromotion

If I made a Venn diagram of the cross-section of readers of this blog and the Data Driven Security web sites it might be indistinguishable from a pure circle. However, just in case there are a few stragglers out there, I figured one more post on the fact that the new book by @jayjacobs &… Continue reading

2012 WhiteHat Security Website Security Statistics Report Redux

This is an inaugural post for @MetricsHulk, on the condition that there are few – if any – “ALL CAPS” bits. Q3&4 tend to be “report season”, and @MetricsHulk usually has some critiques, praises, opines and suggestions (some smashes, too) to offer as we are inundated with a blitz of infographics. The always #spiffy @WhiteHatSec released their… Continue reading

Businessweek Infographic Illustrates The Pounding We Took In 2011

Another #spiffy tip from @MetricsHulk: [tweet https://twitter.com/#!/MetricsHulk/status/154150475384627200] Evan Applegate put together a great & simple infographic for Businessweek that illustrates the number and size of 2011 data breaches pretty well. (Click for larger version) The summary data (below the timeline bubble chart) shows there was a 37.4% increase in reported incidents and over 260 million… Continue reading