Visible to the public Visualization of Security Metrics for Cyber Situation Awareness

TitleVisualization of Security Metrics for Cyber Situation Awareness
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKotenko, I., Novikova, E.
Conference NameAvailability, Reliability and Security (ARES), 2014 Ninth International Conference on
Date PublishedSept
KeywordsAbstracts, Availability, Big Data, big data security, computer network security, cyber situation awareness, Data analysis, data visualisation, high level metrics visualization, Layout, Measurement, network security level assessment, Network Security Status, Olympic Games scenario, security, security information and event management systems, security information visualization, security metric visualization, SIEM systems, visual analytics technique, visualization

One of the important direction of research in situational awareness is implementation of visual analytics techniques which can be efficiently applied when working with big security data in critical operational domains. The paper considers a visual analytics technique for displaying a set of security metrics used to assess overall network security status and evaluate the efficiency of protection mechanisms. The technique can assist in solving such security tasks which are important for security information and event management (SIEM) systems. The approach suggested is suitable for displaying security metrics of large networks and support historical analysis of the data. To demonstrate and evaluate the usefulness of the proposed technique we implemented a use case corresponding to the Olympic Games scenario.

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