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Security Data Visualization--New from No Starch Press
A first-ever, accessible look at the graphical analysis of security data

Security Data VisualizationSebastopol, CA—No one ever said network management was easy. Server logs, firewall alerts, and raw packet captures take time and effort to analyze using text-based tools alone. The Internet is a battlefield, and your computers are under constant attack.

Network administrators do their best to decipher errors, ignore false alarms, and discover and respond to incidents as they happen, but the sheer volume of information can be overwhelming. That's where visualization—the transformation of textual data into easily understood geometric forms—comes in.

Security Data Visualization (October 2008, full-color, 252 pp) from publisher No Starch Press is a beautifully produced book that leads the way in this exciting field. "Security visualization tools will revolutionize both security analysis and response," said No Starch publisher William Pollock. "Graphical views of network data make it so much easier—and faster—for the pressured sys admin to make sense of piles of packets."

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Security Data Visualization introduces network administrators and security professionals to the analytic power of graphical tools to analyze security information. Author Greg Conti shows how to graph, display, and filter network data using a variety of tools, so that readers will be able to understand datasets at a glance. And once they know what a network attack looks like, they'll have a better understanding of its low-level behavior—like how vulnerabilities are exploited or how worms and viruses propagate.

Readers learn how to use visualization techniques to:

The human eye may be the greatest tool in our security arsenal. Consider the possibilities in this richly illustrated, four-color exploration of the state of the art.

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Gregory Conti, an assistant professor of computer science at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York, has been featured in IEEE Security and Privacy, Communications of the ACM, and IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. He has spoken at a wide range of academic and hacker conferences, including Black Hat, DEFCON, and the Workshop on Visualization for Computer Security (VizSEC). Conti runs the open source security visualization project RUMINT.

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Security Data Visualization
Greg Conti
ISBN: 1-59327-143-3, 252 pages, $49.95 USD
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