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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 20 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 PhD (ABD) researcher at Nyenrode Business University. 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 All posts are copyright © 2015 SARK7 All external materials utilized imply no ownership rights and are presented purely for educational purposes.

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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Data Science for Cyber Security? Challenges and Opportunities from FloCon 2017

January 10, 2017

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Blogging from FloCon cyber security conference in San Diego #FloCon17 Although not a morning person by nature, the early 7 am kick-off session was quite painless as I am still jet lagged on Amsterdam time (+9 hours, making this an easy 4pm session!). While I was aware of a range of Linux-based open source tools for […]

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Data Science Q&A on Quora

January 2, 2017

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Starting off with a bang in 2017, this past year I started using Quora, an online question and answer platform. There are a number of questions and answers related to data science/data analytics.  A few of these might be of interest to you as we ring-in 2017: What areas of data science or machine learning […]

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Why BI projects fail – and the role of Data Architect

March 22, 2016

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Originally posted on viveksingh36:
During my long stint as business intelligence professional, I have seen many projects fail and of course, smelled some success. Let’s see what is common among successful projects and the unsuccessful ones. Organisation Structure: Unlike other IT  engineering projects, Business Intelligence projects need strong business interface – a make or break for BI project.…

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Data Science Brazil

March 12, 2016

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Reaching out to the international data science community, I would like to take an opportunity to congratulate my colleague and co-data science advocate Higino Filho on the launch of Data Science Brazil.  Data Science Brazil fills a much needed gap by providing a top-notch data science and big data hub for training, recruitment, and consultancy […]

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