"South East Queensland koalas are currently undergoing a major population decline. Data on major causes of koala disease or injury has been collected, but no detailed epidemiological studies on morbidity and mortality exist. Additionally, a lack of standardised pathological analysis and scientific data management procedures to compile and analyse disease and mortalities, are major constraints on... Continue Reading →
I tracked malicious IPs that were attempting to connect to our system located in Melbourne, Australia. I then traced the route back to the source IP address and geolocated each of the "hops" that malware likely traveled through. This method is indicative and subject to various caveats, however it is interesting as a conceptual level... Continue Reading →
https://vimeo.com/95262756 A homage to the "hpfriends" malware analysis framework. This video is a stylized animation demonstrating the prevalence of Internet malware. Branches in these "malware blooms" occur per country, then new branches for each city and each node is an IP address in that city. As new branches occur and old ones recede, the bloom... Continue Reading →
Details of this work are available on request. This paper was presented at the following conferences. - 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) in 2011 - American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) in 2012 Abstract: Mitigating card-present fraud can be easy when the behaviours associated with the actions have been identified. The situation... Continue Reading →
https://vimeo.com/19997906 Through support of the Honeynet Project, I attempted a new visualization approach with the aim of showing the scale of a typical attack on a VOIP server on the internet in an engaging way. With the increase in popularity of VOIP telephony, attacks are becoming more prevalent. The compromise of a VOIP system can... Continue Reading →
https://vimeo.com/16152832 I wanted to find some interesting analog data which could be collected and analyzed quickly, and for this analysis to produce reasonably useful real-world output. Well, I didn't have to look much further than the humble computer input device, the mouse (or in this case, a trackpad. All recordable by-products like IOGraph). The goal... Continue Reading →
https://vimeo.com/10861003 This project was done for the Shadowserver Foundation. They are a volunteer, Not for Profit organization who deal with the capture, analysis and dissemination of data and intelligence relating to nefarious activity on the internet. Shadowserver provided us with one day worth of data (which was several gigabytes) for us to apply some known techniques,... Continue Reading →
This project was done for the Shadowserver Foundation. They are a volunteer, Not for Profit organization who deal with the capture, analysis and dissemination of data and intelligence relating to nefarious activity on the internet. Shadowserver provided us with one day worth of data for us to apply some known techniques, and experiment with some new... Continue Reading →
3D interactive datasets. This is very effective and engaging mapping style for metrics such as sales volumes, branch/ATM/transaction activity levels per postcode, and the location/amount of stock. The maps shown here are interactive, the viewer can zoom in to examine particular suburbs, or zoom out to get an appreciation of the bigger picture. The maps... Continue Reading →
https://vimeo.com/8510106 Understanding how a geographic dataset changes over time can be quite insightful. A time series heatmap can provide intelligence on the effects of campaigns, world events, and local conditions.
This is a very simple heatmap and is used to analyze "busy times". Quite simply, the brighter the dot, the more activity. Any metric that can be quantified against time may be mapped, examples include: Sales volumes Trading volumes Foot traffic through store departments Call Center activity Road traffic Heart-rate, blood pressure, health data
Heatmaps are one of the most intuitive mapping styles. This form of heatmap often poses further, more valuable questions that can then be explored. For example "Why are so many people in the western suburbs of Sydney buying/using my product? What else do I need to do to take advantage of this trend?" Similarly one... Continue Reading →
A learning project, created simply to explore some of the import, exports and control structures of the "Processing" coding language. Here is the task: Draw a keyboard from co-ordinates data in a CSV file Take input to be typed from a text file Highlight and smudge the key in an animated way by overlaying a... Continue Reading →
Relationships. Amongst a mass of unstructured data, hidden patterns can emerge. These 'link graphs' show some compelling relationships between attacker and victim in the realm of Internet security. Adding color to these graphs further adds to the value of the diagram by showing active nodes in the center (in red) and quieter attackers on the... Continue Reading →
As part of the 'Government 2.0 workforce' Mashup Australia initiative, I worked on several applications. For one project I used a data set from the South Australian Department For Environment and Heritage containing over 6,700 frog sighting notes dating back to 1947 and having 20 species identified. I prepared some heatmaps of this data, and hope that... Continue Reading →
This animation shows the location of computers that sent SPAM email over a period of time. Does SPAM follow the sun, watch and find out!