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Scott Allen Mongeau (@SARK7) is an INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) and a Data Scientist in the Cybersecurity business unit at SAS Institute. Scott has over 30 years of experience in project-focused analytics functions in a range of industries, including IT, biotech, pharma, materials, insurance, law enforcement, financial services, and start-ups. Scott is a part-time lecturer and PhD (ABD) researcher at Nyenrode Business University on the topic of cybersecurity data science organizational management. He holds a Global Executive MBA (OneMBA) and Masters in Financial Management from Erasmus Rotterdam School of Management (RSM). He has a Certificate in Finance from University of California at Berkeley Extension, a MA in Communication from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Graduate Degree (GD) in Applied Information Systems Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He holds a BPhil from Miami University of Ohio. Having lived and worked in a number of countries, Scott is a dual American (native) and Dutch citizen. He may be contacted at: webmaster@sark7.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smongeau/ Twitter: @sark7 Blog: sctr7.com Web: www.sark7.com All posts are copyright © 2019 SARK7 All external materials utilized imply no ownership rights and are presented purely for educational purposes.

Cybersecurity Data Science (CSDS): How Not to Drown in Your Cyber Data Lake!

December 3, 2018

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Future Shock: Growing Vulnerabilities and Liabilities Cybersecurity data science (CSDS) brings hope to organizations challenged by evolving cyber threats. A rapidly developing field, CSDS utilizes advanced analytics to address security gaps in an increasingly data-driven, interconnected world. The consequences of ignoring security challenges are rising. According to the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report, over half of cyber-attacks resulted in […]

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Answers to Questions on Data Science (Quora)

October 21, 2018

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Answers to Questions on Data Science (Quora) Quora (https://www.quora.com/) is a great platform to get direct answers from global voices on a broad range of topics. Over the past three years I have posted a number of answers to questions concerning data science: As a data scientist, what are some common misconceptions about what you […]

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Open Call: Cybersecurity Data Scientist Practitioner Research

October 20, 2018

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October 20th, 2018 Dear Cybersecurity Data Scientist Colleague, For an academic research publication, I am interviewing cybersecurity data scientists concerning practitioner perceptions of trends, challenges, and best practices. I would be greatly appreciative should you be willing to contribute to the community via a 30 minute interview. LIST OF QUESTIONS TO BE COVERED (open response […]

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Resolving Confusions: AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

May 16, 2018

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SAS recently produced a helpful video to cut through the misunderstandings that have developed in the market concerning the distinctions between AI, machine learning, and deep learning (many marketers using the terms interchangeably) In summary: > AI is a term for a solution which often utilizes machine learning as a component method to emulate human […]

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Cybersecurity Big Data Overload?

October 22, 2017

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Overview: The Cyber Big Data Conundrum Organizations are challenged with the spiraling overhead associated with storing and processing ever inflating sets of cybersecurity data. Many admit they are struggling to evidence improved security event detection and decision making. A growing realization is that big data must be turned into smart data: relevant, high-quality data which […]

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Cybersecurity Data Science: Adopting a Medical Paradigm

July 24, 2017

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An Uncomfortable Status Quo This month, barely eight weeks from the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, yet another destructive worm attack has disabled systems and compromised data globally: PetrWrap (AKA NotPetya, Nyetya, or GoldenEye). Beleaguered cybersecurity professionals have responded yet again with a flurry of patches and guidance to plug the holes. Based on trending events, there is […]

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Data Science for Cyber Risk Management (PRMIA)

June 6, 2017

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Cyber threat actors exploit increasingly interconnected networks to infiltrate infrastructure and compromise digital assets. While prolific networks and digitization drive interactivity, thereby opening new opportunities for collaboration, open channels also increase the scope and scale of potential cyber risks. Beyond compromised intellectual property and regulatory strictures, reputational damage can result in customer and partner attrition, […]

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SAS Forum Switzerland 2017

May 18, 2017

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Posting from SAS Forum Switzerland 2017 Lovely day in Zurich for SAS Forum Switzerland.  Hearing about the latest data analytics developments in Switzerland.  Topics and trends covered: Cloud & internet of things Risk, fraud, and compliance Customer analytics Big data & data science Today I will be presenting with my colleague Allan Russell on ‘Data […]

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Data Science – Tools and Methods: Practitioner Perspectives

April 20, 2017

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Data Science – Tools and Methods: Practitioner Perspectives Erasmus University Rotterdam lecture to Masters of Business and Information Management (BIM) students for Big Data and Business Analytics class. Wednesday, April 12th, 2017.  

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Getting Data Right

March 23, 2017

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Brief coverage of and link to O’Reilly ebook ‘Getting Data Right’

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