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Visual Analytics – Delivering Actionable Security Intelligence

Raffael Marty | July 27-28 & 29-30



Ends May 31



Ends July 24



Ends July 30


Big data and security intelligence are the two hot topics in security for 2013. We are collecting more and more information from both the infrastructure, but increasingly also directly from our applications. This vast amount of data gets increasingly hard to understand. Terms like map reduce, hadoop, mongodb, etc. are part of many discussions. But what are those technologies? And what do they have to do with security intelligence? We will see that none of these technologies are sufficient in our quest to defend our networks and information. Data visualization is the only approach that scales to the ever changing threat landscape and infrastructure configurations. Using big data data visualization techniques, you can gain a far deeper understanding of what's happening on your network right now. You can uncover hidden patterns of data, identify emerging vulnerabilities and attacks, and respond decisively with countermeasures that are far more likely to succeed than conventional methods. The attendees will learn about log analysis, big data, information visualization, data sources for IT security, and learn how to generate visual representations of IT data. The training is filled with hands-on exercises utilizing the DAVIX live CD.


  1. Log Analysis
  2. Data sources
  3. Data analysis and visualization linux (davix)
  4. Log data processing

Log Management and SIEM Visualization Security Visualization

[The breaks will always fit in. We are very flexible in terms of when to stop. I take short breaks every 55 minutes. And we do morning coffee and lunch breaks normally. But depending on culture, there are prayer breaks, etc. Very flexible.]


Working UNIX knowledge, some programming experience

What Students Will Be Provided With

“Applied Security Visualization”, exercise work book, DAVIX live CD

What Students Should Bring

Laptop with VMWare player or any other software that can run a VMWare image


Raffael Marty is one of the world's most recognized authorities on security data analytics. The author of Applied Security Visualization and creator of the open source DAVIX analytics platform, Raffy is the founder and ceo of PixlCloud, a next-generation data visualization application for big data. With a track record at companies including IBM Research and ArcSight, Raffy is thoroughly familiar with established practices and emerging trends in data analytics. He has served as Chief Security Strategist with Splunk and was a co-founder of Loggly, a cloud-based log management solution. For more than 12 years, Raffy has helped Fortune 500 companies defend themselves against sophisticated adversaries and has trained organizations around the world in the art of data visualization for security. Practicing zen has become an important part of Raffy's life.