The redoubtable Fred Cohen organized Mini-Metricon, which was held Monday February 5th at the University of San Francisco. Sponsors were the University of San Francisco and the University of New Haven.
The full agenda is on Fred’s website.
This page catalogs techniques for representing security data visually. Clear, cogent, meaningful visual displays of information enable the audience to rapidy grasp the essence of security issues and trends. Below are some examplars, many of which come from outside the world of information security. ( Wikipedia definition: Information Visualization )
Metricon 1.0 was held 1 August 2006 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, coincident and co-located with the 15th USENIX Security Symposium. This page has the final agenda, copies of all presentation materials, and a digest summary of the meeting itself. (As is both typical and appropriate, let me hasten to say as the scribe for the affair that all errors are mine.)
Benchmarking generally refers to the process of ranking or scoring security against an established standard measure. Benchmarks can be absolute or cross-sectional.
Established by the DBench Project.
|Representativeness||how well inputs like workloads corresponds to real system characteristics|
|Repeatability||statistically equivalent results when run multilple times in the same environment|
|Reproducability||degree to which another party obtains statistically equivalent results when the benchmark is implemented from the same specifications|
|Portability||range of target systems to which benchmark specification applies to allow comparision|
|Non-Intrusiveness||requires minimum changes to target system and does not affect results|
|Scalability||ability to evaluate systems of different sizes|
|Time||time required to obtain the result|
|Cost||cost required to obtain result compared to value|
Contributed by Sami Saydjari