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Wednesday, August 3 • 17:00 - 17:55
Dominating the DBIR Data

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Data-driven security is all the rage. But what is the data? Is it a concrete truth of unerring accuracy? Is it a bunch of numbers made up to suit someone’s agenda? In this talk, we will explore the process that went into producing the data and analysis for the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report, with an eye towards lessons that you can take away and apply to the datasets you manage. There’s a reason the DBIR team says it takes more time to collect the data for the DBIR than to write it! From challenges and solutions to compromises and frustrations, we will give the audience a chance to learn from our experience what it takes to manage a research dataset.

Speakers
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Anastasia Atanasoff

Information Security Data Scientist, Verizon
Anastasia (@mathl0v3r) is a mathematician on the Verizon Security Research team and a co-author of the 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report. She has a B.S. in Information Security, Computer Science and Mathematics and is pursuing her M.S. in Mathematics. In her previous role as... Read More →
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Gabriel Bassett

Director, Ground Truth Track, BSides Las Vegas
Gabriel (@gdbassett) is the director of the BSides Las Vegas Ground Truth (data science) track. He is also the senior information security data scientist specializing in data science, machine learning, and graph theory applications to cyber security on the the Verizon Data Breach... Read More →


Wednesday August 3, 2016 17:00 - 17:55
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