A Mission-Centric Visualization Tool for Cybersecurity Situation Awareness

Report ID: 
2012-07
Authors: 
Nichole Stockman, Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis, Laura Devendorf, Tobias Höllerer, Richard Kemmerer, João P. Hespanha
Date: 
2012-08-01 05:00:00

Abstract

We present a novel visualization tool that provides high- level situation awareness for cybersecurity scenarios. Our visualization tool is tailored to intrinsically higher-level in- formation presentation centered around cyberdefense mis- sions. We applied our visualizations to data logs from the 2011 UCSB International Capture The Flag competition, which was designed to mirror general cybersecurity scenar- ios that would be encountered by the military. In this paper, we present our system and user interface design and discuss some anomalies in the data that are highlighted through the use of our visualization tool.

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