Data Driven Security: The Podcast

A podast on the journey to discovery and decision making through data in information security by Bob Rudis and Jay Jacobs. In this bi-weekly show, Jay & Bob cover all levels and aspects of data analysis & visualization, plus speak with pioneers in the field of security data science and seasoned veterans in information security.

The show is a companion resource to Data Driven Security: The Book & Data Driven Security: The Blog

Data Driven Security - Episode 1

A podcast on the journey to discovery through data in information security by Jay Jacobs and Bob Rudis. Episode 1: What is “security data scientist” & what makes up a “security data science”? Plus: a mini-review of the book: “Data Smart”

Episode 1

In this episode, Bob & Jay invite Alex Pinto (@alexcpsec), Michael Roytman (@mroytman) & Russ Thomas (@mrmeritology) on to the show to discuss what makes up "security data science". They delve into the tools of the trade, posit on future of the intersection of security and data science and relate their own personal & professional experiences trying to introduce "data science" into infosec. Bob & Jay also talk about recent blog posts and do a mini-review of the recently published book "Data Smart".

Watch along "live" with the un-edited "director's" cut.

Topic/resources mentioned in this episode:

Russ Thomas

- https://twitter.com/mrmeritology
- http://exploringpossibilityspace.blogspot.com/

Alex Pinto

- https://twitter.com/alexcpsec

Michael Roytman

- https://twitter.com/mroytman
- http://about.me/michaelroytman

MLSec Project

- https://mlsecproject.org

KDD - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference

- http://www.kdd.org/

The (in)famous KDD’99 dataset

- http://kdd.ics.uci.edu/databases/kddcup99/kddcup99.html

Alex's version of the Data Science Venn Diagram

- http://l.rud.is/1af3MLS

Alex's xkcd shirt

- http://store-xkcd-com.myshopify.com/collections/apparel/products/self-reference

Measuring vs Modeling

- https://www.usenix.org/system/files/login/articles/14_geer-online_0.pdf

VCDB: Top 10 Actions by Industry

- http://datadrivensecurity.info/blog/posts/2014/Jan/top10-threat-actions/

Wizard Pro

- http://www.wizardmac.com/

Julia

- http://julialang.org/

The Data Science Venn Diagram

- http://drewconway.com/zia/2013/3/26/the-data-science-venn-diagram

Data Smart

- http://www.amazon.com/Data-Smart-Science-Transform-Information/dp/111866146X

Risk I/O

- https://www.risk.io/

Make sure to bookmark Data Driven Security blog and podcast and check out the upcoming book.

In This Episode

Time IndexTitle
00:00:00
Introduction
00:00:27
Polar Vortex
00:01:13
What's Going On
00:01:47
DDS on Stitcher
00:03:14
Introducing Alex Pinto
00:05:06
Shout out to XKCD
00:05:56
Introducing Michael Roytman
00:07:52
Introducing Russ Thomas
00:09:33
What is "Data Science"?
00:14:58
Drew Conway's Data Science Venn Diagram
00:19:16
How has the use of data impacted how you approach infosec?
00:25:52
The tools of a security data scientist
00:30:46
Shout out to Wizard Pro (OS X data analysis tool)
00:31:56
Alex on R and beyond
00:35:59
Commercial vs open source
00:38:19
Shout out to Julia (the language)
00:43:28
What is the one thing you'd have infosec practicioners pick up from data science
00:53:30
KDD shout out
00:54:18
What's been your biggest data + security challenge?
01:03:11
Closing thoughts: Michael Roytman
01:04:01
Closing thoughts: Russ Thomas
01:06:14
Closing thoughts: Alex Pinto
01:07:48
The data science equivalent of 'getting root'
01:09:16
Closing thoughts & mini-review of "Data Smart"

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