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6 Steps for Applying Data Science to Security

Two experts share their data science know-how in a tutorial focusing on internal DNS query analysis.
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1. Define the business problem
Too often security practitioners get lost in the details of the technology and they don't always think through the business issue at hand. For example, if the goal is to analyze DNS requests, it's important to decide if you want to focus on the thousands or possibly millions of internal DNS requests or the external DNS requests on a web site or ecommerce site. Once you decide what's more important, a data scientist can build a model to analyze those activities.
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1. Define the business problem

Too often security practitioners get lost in the details of the technology and they dont always think through the business issue at hand. For example, if the goal is to analyze DNS requests, its important to decide if you want to focus on the thousands or possibly millions of internal DNS requests or the external DNS requests on a web site or ecommerce site. Once you decide whats more important, a data scientist can build a model to analyze those activities.

Image Source: Fabrik Bilder via Shutterstock

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6 Steps for Applying Data Science to Security
thank you for sharing the article on how to apply data science to security i read the article it has good information

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