X-Raying the Internet Backbone: A 3D View of the AS Graph (Part 1)

Following up with our data visualization series, today we’re going to explore a brand new idea with OpenGraphiti. Everyday, network engineers manipulate real and virtual wires to connect people in the most efficient and reliable way possible. After decades of construction and evolution, it is fascinating to step back and contemplate the shape of this giant ecosystem. In this blog post, we will share some techniques to visualize the structure of the AS network: the backbone of our modern communication.  

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VizSec 2014

Last month, I was fortunately asked to present the keynote at the VizSec 2014 conference in Paris. The conference was co-located with the annual IEEE Visualization conference. It was my first time going to either conference, and I thoroughly enjoyed not just the security talks around visualization, but the talks outside of security as well.

The venue in Paris was excellent and the conference was packed, with attendees in every talk. As the security community continues to embrace the big data movement, ...

OpenDNS to Host the No Big Thing (NBT) Conference

With BayThreat 2014 being cancelled, OpenDNS has offered to host the first day of the two day No Big Thing (NBT) conference. In a short time, the organizers of the event have had an amazing group of speakers, sponsors, and volunteers help organize a great hacker conference.

The event is currently at capacity but there is a waitlist that anyone can add themselves to.

The event includes two days of advanced information security presentations, food, drinks, and a hallway track for socializing. Starting Friday, ...

IRISSCon 2014 Recap

Last week we had the pleasure of speaking at the 6th Irish Reporting and Information Security Service Computer Emergency Response Team (IRISSCERT) Cyber Crime Conference (IRISSCon) in Dublin, Ireland. IRISSCERT is an independent, not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, and  founded in 2008 to provide a range of free services to Irish businesses and consumers in relation to information security issues to help counter the security threats posed to Irish businesses and the Irish Internet space.

In addition to presenting a talk on the threats ...

3 Simple Steps towards Safer Browsing

Security in layers

This blog was going to be a continuation of my last blog, “Does Your Domain Have Bad Neighbors?“, but instead I would like to take a few minutes to cover something else that people have been asking me about recently.  Often times I get questions along the lines of ‘What are some things I can do to help protect myself even more from security threats?”.

Security should be thought of in terms of layers. The more layers you add, ...