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EEVi – framework for evaluating the effectiveness of visualization in cyber-security

Sethi, Aneesha, Paci, Federica and Wills, Gary (2017) EEVi – framework for evaluating the effectiveness of visualization in cyber-security At The 11th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2016), Spain. 05 - 07 Dec 2016. 6 pp, pp. 340-345.

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Cyber-security visualization is an up-and-coming area which aims to reduce security analysts’ workload by presenting information as visual analytics rather than a string of text and characters. But the adoption of the resultant visualizations has not increased. The literature indicates a research gap of a lack of guidelines and standardized evaluation techniques for effective visualization in cyber-security, as a reason for it. Therefore, this research addresses the research gap by developing a framework called EEVi for effective cyber-security visualizations for the performed task. The term ‘effective visualization’ can be defined as the features of visualization that are crucial to perform a certain task successfully. EEVi has been developed by analyzing qualitative data that leads to the formation of cognitive relationships (called links) between data that act as guidelines for effective cyber-security visualization in terms of the performed task. The methodology to develop this framework can be applied to other fields to understand cognitive relationships between data. Additionally, the analysis presents a glimpse into the usage of EEVi in cyber-security visualization.

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 October 2016
Published date: 16 February 2017
Additional Information: © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Venue - Dates: The 11th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2016), Spain, 2016-12-05 - 2016-12-07
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Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 402853
PURE UUID: 296063b3-2856-446b-9add-016387261ad5
ORCID for Aneesha Sethi: ORCID iD
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 14 Nov 2016 16:44
Last modified: 30 Jul 2017 05:42

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Author: Aneesha Sethi ORCID iD
Author: Federica Paci
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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