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 18

A podcast on the journey from data to discovery in security with Bob Rudis & Jay Jacobs. Episode 18: Heated visualization discussion with Brandon Dixon

Episode 18

In this episode, Bob & Jay have a heated discussion about visualization and security with Brandon Dixon of PassiveTotal

Brandon's primary research involves data analysis, tool development and devising strategies to counter threats earlier in their decision cycle. Brandon maintains a blog at where he reports on targeted attacks, open source threat data and analysis tools. His research on various security topics has gained accolades from many major security vendors and fellow researchers. Throughout the years, Brandon has developed several public tools, most notably PassiveTotal, PDF X-Ray and HyperTotal.

In This Episode

Time IndexTitle
Data-DRiven Security
Welcome to Episode 18 - "Papers, bitte?!"
Graphical Perception and Graphical Methods for Analyzing Scientific Data (Cleveland/McGill)
Automating the Design of Graphical Presentations of Relational Information (Mackinlay)
Visualization for the blind
Brandon Dixon of PassiveTotal
What is PassiveTotal?
Totally Not Passive Heatmaps
How did you get into visualization?
What advice would you give to others about using visualization in information security?
Future plans for PT