ybersecurity consulting firm, Ingalls Information Security has recently been awarded a U.S. patent for it’s Viewpoint™software. Viewpoint™is a network security monitoring and correlation system that provides a three-dimensional (3D) visualisation of network traffic overlaid with security alerts and other relevant discrete data.
The innovative softwares enables security professionals to to see and interact with data spatially, completely eliminating the need to scroll through massive spreadsheets of technical data. This quantum leap forward in cybersecurity data visualisation provides capabilities that have never existed before.
There is one major problem in cybersecurity, there is too much data and not enough people to analyse it. Current cybersecurity tools all present information the same way - as a spreadsheet with rows and rows of information that must be individually read, considered, and added to the analyst's mental model of what is being investigated.
Ingalls Information Security’s Chief Executive Officer, Jason Ingalls explained:
"It's like trying to watch a baseball game through a drinking straw. You never see the whole picture. That's why we built Viewpoint, to visualize every actor and every event in the cyberspace that we have data for, so we can understand what's going on and take action a lot faster. We can literally walk through a network node-by-node to trace an event all the way back to its source."
Viewpoint is a revolutionary, virtual technology that:
- allows for the instant visualisation of massive amounts of cybersecurity data
- provides the ability to gain meaningful context about threats and anomalies to investigate
- provides actionable insights that directly support decision making
- serves as a training platform to learn cybersecurity analytics, presenting a standard data model that everyone from trainees to decision makers can see and understand
The addition of an intrusive element which was designed for the way the human brain works, enables security professionals using Viewpoint to gain a rapid situational awareness which isn't possible with other data presentation systems. All available data layers are displayed simultaneously in the same 3D space.
Viewpoint was designed for Mission Defence Teams, Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs), Incident Responders (IR), Security Operations Centres (SOC), and those in Virtual and Augmented Reality Cyber Support (VR/AR) who must be able to quickly identify attacks through timely analysis of data in order to effectively protect our nation's most critical infrastructure.
Watch the Viewpoint video here.