According to Wikipedia, Visualization is any technique for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message. Visualization through imagery has been an effective way to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas since the dawn of man.

Due to the massive amount of data we are dealing with today, visualization is dramatically increasing in importance. By putting large amounts of data into visualizations, we can utilize our most powerful sixth sense to understand the data and turn it into information. By adding the ability to interact with the data, we can make decisions, conclusions, and predictions that would otherwise be challenging.

Today we are excited to release our favorite visualizations of the top security events of 2013. Our Security Graph allows us to predict attacks in a way that we have not been able to do in the past and these visualizations help explain how we have utilized the data to our benefit.

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These images juxtapose the beauty of mathematical visualization against the destructiveness of global security events.

To view the top attacks of 2013, click on the image below. And enjoy!

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