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Applied Security Visualization by Raffael Marty

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Chapter 2. Data Sources

Visualization cannot happen without data or information. Therefore, before we can start talking about graphs and visualization, we have to talk about data. We need to create an understanding of the data sources that we have available. What data sources do we need to look at for security visualization? If we do not intimately understand each of the data sources that we use for visualization, we cannot generate meaningful graphs.

I start this chapter with a quick introduction to important terminology. This introduction leads into a short discussion about data. The concept of time-series data is one that I address first. Time-series data is very central to security visualization. The other type of data I discuss is static data ...

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