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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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Data Science

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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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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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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Why is ‘data scientist’ a contentious title?

September 30, 2015

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The Organizational Brain

In my work and university lecturing, I speak with many senior leaders, experienced professionals, young professionals, and students, many interested in either hiring, transitioning into, or becoming a ‘data scientist’.  The title, however, is quite contentious. Why is this?  Essentially, there is a great deal of confusion related to this new field, and it will take some time […]

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Cognitive analytics: practitioner perspectives (RSM lecture)

April 29, 2015

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Data Science

With a number of recent Hollywood films representing intelligent machines as either hero or villain, the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has attracted the imagination of the media and popular culture. On the practical engineering side, over the past decade humanity’s age-old dream of developing intelligent machines has experienced rapid development.  The prospect of expert […]

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Fighting Fraud and Cyber Threats with the power of Network Analytics

February 6, 2015

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Both fraudsters and cyber attackers take advantage of an increasingly interconnected world to infiltrate and assault financial and virtual infrastructures. Especially sophisticated electronic interactions bind people together in complex, global networks. While such networks have created new opportunities for interaction and commerce, they have also increased the scope and scale of risks. To stay a […]

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Reblog: How to use phone calls and network analysis to identify criminals

January 13, 2015

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An excellent, hands-on demonstration of the power of social network analysis (SNA) via graph analytics to detect criminality from colleagues at Linkurious and a U.S.-based police detective: http://linkurio.us/how-to-use-phone-calls-and-network-analysis-to-identify-criminals/ SNA at times can seem too theoretical to stakeholders – this is an excellent example of a hands-on, engineering focused application with real practical value.  Applies Neo4J graph […]

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The Janus Imperative: Bridging Business Silos via Analytics

December 17, 2014

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Analytics professionals should keep a persistent eye open for opportunities to create cross-functional insights from data. Insights can frequently be leveraged across multiple business domains. However, business silos can restrict ‘forest for the trees’ visibility. To the degree analytics has cross-functional exposure in the organization, for instance via a C-level champion and an Analytics Center […]

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