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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) […]

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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 & […]

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Speaking At RSA Conference 2013!

Earlier this week, @jayjacobs & I both received our acceptance notice for the talk we submitted to the RSA CFP! [W00t!] Now the hard part: crank out a compelling presentation in the next six weeks! If you’re interested at all in doing more with your security data, this talk is for you. Full track/number & […]

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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 […]

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Google Spreadsheet “importHTML” Rocks For Quick Analytics

I usually take a peek at the Internet Traffic Report (ITR) a couple times a day as part of my routine and was a bit troubled by all of the red today: I wanted to do some crunching on the data, and I deliberately do not have Word or Excel on my new MacBook Pro […]

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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 […]

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Improve Your Security Metrics For $14.00USD

IT Security Metrics : A Practical Framework for Measuring Security & Protecting Data has has solid reviews by Richard Bejtlich (@TaoSecurity), David J. Elfering (@icxc) & Dr. Anton Chuvakin (@anton_chuvakin), amongst others. You can get it (for a short time) for just about fourteen Washingtons by doing the following. First, go to this Amazon link […]

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