Spotlight: Threat Visualizations

September 25, 2014

Research firm Software Advice has published a review of Threat Visualizations. According to the firm, "When deciding which Threat Maps to feature, we were seeking maps that combined innovative designs with informational clarity, so that the viewer could clearly see what attack information was being presented. Visual elegance, interactivity, user friendly qualities, and organization were all also taken into consideration."

 Daniel Humphries, IT security researcher with Software Advice told us, “Threat visualization maps are becoming increasingly popular because of the unique way in which they can illustrate cyber-attacks, which are normally unseen to the human eye. Both the educational and design value of these maps are crucial factors when it comes to successfully enlightening the public about the specific and global nature of security threats, so we wanted to find the best of the best, and highlight what it was that we liked most about each map.”

The Digital Attack Map, which is a collaboration between Google Ideas and Arbor Networks, immediately stood out to us as easily providing the most detailed information about DDoS attacks. Apart from its strong visual appeal and striking “volcanoes” of data, this map’s added historical data and lucid explanations as to the nature of DDoS threats made it an obvious choice for us to include in our Spotlight of Threat Visualizations.” 

In addition to the Digital Attack Map, Software Advice also highlighted:

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