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Slide Show: 8 Effective Data Visualization Methods For Security Teams

Getting the most out of security analytics data sets, large or small, by visualizing the information
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Just as a picture says 1,000 words, a good data visualization can offer far more information about a large data set than raw numbers or outputs ever could. As security teams advance their security analytics practices, data visualization will play an important role in their day-to-day analysis. The following are some of the most effective ways organizations today are graphically crunching the numbers to gain a better understanding of their security postures.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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