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R tip: Easy dashboards with flexdashboard

In this fourth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how to create dashboards in the R language with the flexdashboard package.

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The missing act for user and entity behavior analytics

What’s the real definition of winning? Is it when cyber criminals get inside or when they move sensitive data out? According to Symantec’s SVP of Information Protection, Nico Popp, it’s the latter, making data a vital Indicator of...

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The time for network behavior analytics has come

Once considered the eminent domain of networking teams, network telemetry data is becoming a requirement to provide security analytics with a more complete view of enterprise threats.

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R tip: Test your code with testthat

In this episode of Do More with R, learn how to automate testing your R functions with Hadley Wickham’s testthat package.

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R tip: Learn dplyr’s case_when() function

In this second episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how dplyr's case_when() function helps avoid a lot of nested ifelse statements

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Short on security analysts? AI can help

A new study shows just nine percent of millennials are interested in cyber security careers. That means the shortage of security analysts will increase. With the onslaught of threats, and mountain of data coming into organizations...

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R tip: How to create easy interactive scatter plots with taucharts

In this first episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, demonstrates how easy it is to use the R language to create an interactive scatter plot with multiple trendline...

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The biggest security startup deals of 2018 (so far)

Recent VC investment in cybersecurity has tended to favor companies applying machine learning techniques to security problems. Here are some of the largest dealmakers that will be bringing you the next wave of security technology.

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Redefining mission critical systems in the world of analytics-driven security

How should security operations determine what systems require the most attention?

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7 keys to a successful business intelligence strategy

BI success requires more than just a strong technology platform. It takes laser focus on processes and personnel — and a business-first approach to gaining insights from data.

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GDPR is more important than ever: The Cambridge Analytica-Facebook meltdown

Why its critical – existential in fact – for us to do our own “analytica” in this day and age.

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Leveraging analytics to improve security

Turn big data analytics to provide insight into everything going on within an environment.

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Is your defensive security data-driven?

Data-driven defense uses an organization's own data to identify and mitigate the most important threats. Sounds good, but adoption will be met with resistance.

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New Orleans alleged to have secretly used Palantir predictive policing

The New Orleans Police Department is accused of secretly using Palantir's predictive policing technology to predict who would cause a crime or be a victim of it.

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Model-driven security: using unconventional controls to stay ahead of threats

We need to get out of our own way in terms of how we think about and implement security, while enlisting analytics and data science as our allies.

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Security metrics: telling your value story

Security leaders must understand metrics as critical tools to explain how security services support the organization and its strategic objectives.

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Frequent types of commonly executed insider attacks UEBA detects.

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Is the 'right to explanation' in Europe’s GDPR a game-changer for security analytics?

Making major adjustments in the types of software solutions they use to analyze personal data in the wake of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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