A while back, Medium blogger ‘Nykolas Z’ posted results from a globally distributed DNS resolver test to find the speediest provider (NOTE: speed is not the only consideration when choosing an alternative DNS provider). While the test methodology is not provided (the “scientific method” has yet to fully penetrate “cyber”) the data is provided…in in… Continue reading
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Update to metricsgraphics 0.9.0 (now on CRAN)
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](http://dds.ec/) 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
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 &… Continue reading
DIY ZeroAccess GeoIP Analysis : So What?
NOTE: A great deal of this post comes from @jayjacobs as he took a conversation we were having about thoughts on ways to look at the data and just ran like the Flash with it. Did you know that – if you’re a US citizen – you have approximately a 1 in 5 chance of getting the… 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
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… Continue reading
Businessweek Infographic Illustrates The Pounding We Took In 2011
Another #spiffy tip from @MetricsHulk: 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 records exposed/stolen… Continue reading