What is data driven security?

In this statistically-inclined edition for the Exploring Information Security podcast, I talk with Bob Rudis co-author of Data Driven Security to answer the questions: "What is data driven security?"

I recently read Data Driven Security: Analysis, Visualization and Dashboards by Jay Jacobs (@jayjacobs) and Bob Rudis (@hrbrmstr). The book is easy to read and a very good introduction into the world of data and security. Both Jay and Bob were kind with their time when I had questions about exercises in the books. After reading the book I decided to have Bob on to talk more about data driven security. 

Bob Rudis is also a contributor to the Verizon DBIR and these projects below:

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is data driven security?
  • The benefits of data driven security
  • How it should be implemented
  • Where it can be applied

Bob also gave me a long list of resources for those looking to get into data-driven security: