Security visualization is the process of taking security logs from firewalls, IDSs, IPSs, operating systems, etc. to then generate pictures that help you analyze the logs. Here are some free resources that you should have a look at if you are interested in getting started with security visualization:
- Check out the SecViz Web site.
- Subscribe to the SecViz RSS feed.
- Follow the @secviz twitter feed.
- Download DAVIX distribution and start visualizing your own data.
These links should at least inspire you to start thinking in new terms - in images and graphs. Come back for more posts where I will provide tips on how you can visualize your own security data.
Parallel coordinate graph of a firewall log.