Concern level assessment: building domain knowledge into a visual system to support network-security situation awareness

Kodagoda, Neesha, Attfield, Simon ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9374-2481, Choudhury, Sharmin (Tinni), Rooney, Chris, Mapp, Glenford E. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0539-5852, Nguyen, Phong H., Slabbert, Louis, Wong, B. L. William ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3363-0741, Aiash, Mahdi ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3984-6244, Zheng, Yongjun, Xu, Kai ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2242-5440 and Lasebae, Aboubaker ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2312-9694 (2014) Concern level assessment: building domain knowledge into a visual system to support network-security situation awareness. Information Visualization, 13 (4) . pp. 346-360. ISSN 1473-8716 [Article] (doi:10.1177/1473871613490291)

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Abstract

Information officers and network administrators require tools to help them achieve situation awareness about potential network threats. We describe a response to mini-challenge 1 of the 2012 IEEE VAST challenge in which we developed a visual analytic solution to a network security situation awareness problem. To support conceptual design, we conducted a series of knowledge elicitation sessions with domain experts. These provided an understanding of the information they needed to make situation awareness judgements as well as a characterisation of those judgements in the form of production rules which define a parameter we called the ‘Concern Level Assessment’ (CLA). The CLA was used to provide heuristic guidance within a visual analytic system called MSIEVE. An analysis of VAST challenge assessment sessions using M-SIEVE provides some evidence that intelligent heuristics like this can provide useful guidance without unduly dominating interaction and understanding.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online before print June 27, 2013
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 11017
Notes on copyright: Neesha Kodagoda, Simon Attfield, Tinni Choudhury, Chris Rooney, Glenford Mapp, Phong H Nguyen, Louis Slabbert, B L William Wong, Mahdi Aiash, Yongjun Zheng, Kai Xu, and Aboubaker Lasebae, Concern level assessment: Building domain knowledge into a visual system to support network-security situation awareness, Information Visualization, Vol 13, Issue 4, pp. 346 - 360.Copyright © 2013 The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Depositing User: Kai Xu
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2013 10:15
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 13:21
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/11017

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