Data Driven Security

By Jay Jacobs & Bob Rudis

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In this bi-weekly podcast, Bob & Jay delve into the dark art of security data science and talk with security practitioners who are pioneering the data-driven security movement. They cover everything from introductory analysis & visualization to cutting edge topics in security data science.
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June 7, 2016
Episode 30 In this episode, Jay and Bob talk about the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). But rather than talk about the insights and data analysis they focus in on the data visualizations. They are joined by Lane Harrison from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Ana Antanasoff and Gabrial Bassett from Verizon's Security Research Team. Verizon DBIR
May 10, 2016
Episode 29 In this episode, Jay and Bob talk about power laws and their application in cyber security. First, they talk with Marshall Kuypers, a PhD candidate in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and discuss power laws in general. Second, they sit down with Michael Roytman, Data Scientist and Kenna Security to talk about power laws in cyber security. Power Laws Probability Distributions
April 18, 2016
Episode 28 In this episode, Jay sat down with Doug Hubbard and Richard Seiersen to talk about their upcoming book "How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk". Bob talks about the rOpenSci unconference and the two talk about 2 recent publications. rOpenSci: rNOAA: When-ish is my Bus (pdf): Dell Secureworks Underground Hacker Marketplace Report: How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk:
March 8, 2016
Episode 27 In this post-RSA conference episode, Jay participated with StoryCorps along with Wade Baker and the two reflected on their time working together on the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Find out more about StoryCorps at
Feb. 22, 2016
Episode 26 In this episode, Bob sits down with co-workers on the data science team at Rapid 7. They explore the future of security data science, Heisenberg and Project Sonar. Keep on top of Heisenberg developments at Find out more about Project Sonar at and Get tools to work with both at
Jan. 28, 2016
Episode 25 In this episode, Bob & Jay talk amongst themselves. First they cover some recent work from Jay looking at Peer-to-Peer traffic and then they transition into conferences in 2016 with some element of being Data-Driven. FloCon 2016 (you just missed it!) January 9–12, 2017 in San Diego, CA ShmooCon 2016 January 15-17, 2016 in Washington, D.C. 2016 Cyber Risk Insights Conference February 9, 2016 in London Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium February 21-24, 2016 in San Diego, California RSA Conference 2016 February 29 - March 4, 2016 in San Francisco, CA 1st IEEE European Sumposium on Security & Privacy March 21-24, 2016 in Saarbrücken, GERMANY 37th IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy May 23-25, 2016 in San Jose, CA 11th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research (CISR) Conference April 5-7, 2016 in Oak Ridge, TN 15th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) June 13-14, 2016 in Berkeley, CA USA International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (CyberSA 2016) June 13-14, 2016 in London 25th USENIX Security Symposium August 10–12, 2016, in Austin, TX. SIRAcon October-ish 2016 (TBA) The Fifth International Conference on Informatics and Applications (ICIA2016) November 14-16, 2016 in Takamatsu, Japan 2015 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference December 5-9, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA Data-Driven Security: The Blog Data-Driven Security: The Book
Jan. 12, 2016
Episode 24 In this episode, Bob & Jay talk to Charles Givre who has been doing training sessions for professionals trying to learn data science and recently did a training at a recent BlackHat event. Data-Driven Security: The Blog Data-Driven Security: The Book
Dec. 21, 2015
Episode 23 In this episode, Bob & Jay talk tools (other than R and Python) for working with data: Excel, Tableau and AWS cloud services. Quick Look plugins Tableau 023.m4aom/new/feed/">AWS Main RSS Feed EC2 Official Feed Quick Look plugins Data-Driven Security: The Blog Data-Driven Security: The Book
Nov. 3, 2015
Episode 22 In this episode, Bob & Jay dissect the looming corpse of security data science with special guest Allison Miller. Data mining firewall logs : Principal Component Analysis Machine Learning Is Cybersecurity's Latest Pipe Dream Data-Driven Security: The Blog Data-Driven Security: The Book
Oct. 30, 2015
Episode 21 In this episode, Bob & Jay talk data-driven security conferences with Lane Harrison, an assistant professor in Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. SIRACon VizSec
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