1. It is hard to generate the data needed for visualization. Even if an environment exists and access is available, the configuration of each of the data sources can be very hard.
2. There are no good visualization tools that could help quickly generate images.
3. There is definitely a need for use-case driven security visualization. A lot of people struggle with huge amounts of IT data and need to have tools to help them.
4. There is a need for a new discipline, secviz, which combines security and visualization. Currently, these disciplines are handled independently, instead of as one discipline.
What are your future plans? Any exciting new projects?
I am going to start teaching training around the topics of the book. I will also be speaking at a number of conferences on the topic of security visualization. I will keep working on DAVIX, the live CD for visualization tools to make security visualization available for bigger groups.
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