Data Driven Security

Data Driven Security
By Jay Jacobs & Bob Rudis
About this podcast
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.
Episodes (Total: 31 / Page: 1)
June 7, 2016 · 00:58:12
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 · 00:45:55
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 · 00:56:04
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 · 00:34:17
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 · 00:46:10
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 · 00:29:45
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 · 00:39:16
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 · 00:47:27
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 · 00:47:27
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 · 00:58:14
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
Oct. 20, 2015 · 00:57:25
Episode 20 In this episode, Bob & Jay talk security research with Ben Edwards, a security researcher with the University of New Mexico. Ben's List of Research Papers The Complex Science of Cyber Defense Hype and Heavy Tails: A Closer Look at Data Breaches (pdf)
Sept. 5, 2015 · 00:39:54
Episode 19 In this episode, Bob & Jay talk #rstats with Oliver Keyes from the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikimedia foundation - Oliver on Twitter - Oliver on GitHub - R Talk Podcast - *Not* Oliver's #rstats podcast: EARL 2015 Boston - rOpenSec -
July 2, 2015 · 00:36:00
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. Graphical Perception and Graphical Methods for Analyzing Scientific Data (Cleveland/McGill) Automating the Design of Graphical Presentations of Relational Information BrailleR Brandon Dixon - @9bplus PassiveTotal PassiveTotal Blog The post that started it all! Neil Harbisson - I listen to color Don Norman - The design of everyday things D3.js SIMILE Timeline Cal-Heatmap
May 15, 2015 · 00:54:23
Episode 17 In this episode, Bob & Jay continue to get schooled on their 2015 DBIR data visualizations by Lane Harrison VizSec 2015 - 2015 DBIR - Searchable VizSec archive - Figure 19 Interactive -
May 14, 2015 · 00:40:41
Episode 16 In this episode, Bob & Jay get schooled on their 2015 DBIR data visualizations by Lane Harrison VizSec 2015 - 2015 DBIR - Searchable VizSec archive - Figure 19 Interactive -
April 8, 2015 · 00:29:16
Episode 15 In this episode, Bob & Jay provide your data-driven guide to BSides SF & RSA 2015
Jan. 25, 2015 · 00:49:56
Episode 14 In this episode, Jay & Bob get a data-driven conference review from Mike Sconzo & Jason Trost Jason Trost Mike Sconzo Flocon 2015 Proceedings ShmooCon 2015 MC2 Workshop on Data-Driven Approaches to Security and Privacy This podcast is a companion to Data-Driven Security (the book) & Data-Driven Security (the blog). You can find us on Twitter at @ddsecblog / @ddsecpodcast & directly at @hrbrmstr / @jayjacobs.
Dec. 10, 2014 · 01:02:44
Episode 13 In this episode, Jay & Bob deconstruct VizSec 13 with Lane Harrison & Sophie Engle Sophie Engle Lane Harrison @VizSec Website: VizSec papers site (from @f2cx) VizSec 2014 Videos
Dec. 1, 2014 · 01:18:25
Episode 12 In this episode, Jay & Bob put the “Myths of Security Data Science” to the test with three denizens of the SDS Rogues Gallery (Alex Pinto, Michael Roytman & David Severski) + answer listener questions and give a shout out to Seaborn Watch the UNEDITED BLOOPER REEL! Alex Pinto @mlsecproject Michael Roytman @riskio David Severski David's Blog Seaborn Data-Driven Security 30% off!
Nov. 3, 2014 · 00:54:10
Episode 11 In this episode, Jay & Bob talk Squirrels, Pigs & Maps with Preeminent Data Scientist Jason Trost from ThreatStream, and take a look at what's made the headlines in the data science community since last show. Watch the UNEDITED BLOOPER REEL! Jason Trost blog ThreatStream Clairvoyant Squirrel: Large Scale Malicious Domain Classification Binary Pig Binary Pig github repo Modern Honey Network Roll Your Own IP Attack Graphs with IPew Map or Don't Map DAVIX 2014 Released Lynn Cherny "roundup of recent text analytics & vis work" How a fraud detection algorithm consipred to ruin my recent trip Collecting all IPv4 WHOIS records in Python Linked Small Multiples