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R tip: Create maps in R

In this seventh episode of Do More with R, learn how to create maps in R—it’s easier than you think, thanks to new and updated packages like sf, tmap, and ggplot2

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Redefining threat prediction

Security is hard. Some say once we can predict threats all will be better. Should we believe? Maybe. But security teams need to demystify the concept of “threat prediction” by addressing three common misunderstandings, and move their...

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R tip: Iterate with purrr's map_df function

In this sixth episode of Do More with R, learn how to apply a function to a vector of values and return a data frame

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9 ways to get more value from business intelligence in 2018

Improved customer relations, increased employee productivity, new revenue streams — big benefits await those who breathe new life into their business intelligence strategies.

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R tip: Save time with RStudio code snippets

In this fifth episode of Do More with R, Sharon Machlis, director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, shows how code snippets work in RStudio—and how you can make your own

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Security metrics you need for the board

No one wants to show up to an important meeting empty-handed. But with so many analytics right at their fingertips, how can CSOs pick the right numbers to reflect their work? Here are three imperative metrics to have in your...

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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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