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SUMMARY Combo is a comparative genome browser that provides a dynamic view of whole genome alignments along with their associated annotations. Combo provides two different visualization perspectives. The perpendicular (dot plot) view provides a dot plot of genome alignments synchronized with a display of genome annotations along each axis. The parallel view(More)
The Visualization for Cyber Security research community (VizSec) addresses longstanding challenges in cyber security by adapting and evaluating information visualization techniques with application to the cyber security domain. This research effort has created many tools and techniques that could be applied to improve cyber security, yet the community has(More)
Open-source, BigTable-like distributed databases provide a scalable storage solution for data-intensive applications. The simple key-value storage schema provides fast record ingest and retrieval, nearly independent of the quantity of data stored. However, real applications must support non-trivial queries that require careful key design and value indexing.(More)
Geographical displays are commonly used for visualizing wide-spread malicious behavior of Internet hosts. Placing dots on a world map or coloring regions by the magnitude of activity often results in cluttered maps that invariably emphasize population-dense metropolitan areas in developed countries where Internet connectivity is highest. To uncover atypical(More)
Government and business operations rely heavily on cyber infrastructure. Users require high availability for their day-today work, and organizations expect sensitive data, including valuable proprietary or classified material , to be protected from destruction or unauthorized disclosure. At the same time, malicious hackers, as well as threats within an(More)
As modern industry shifts toward significant globalization, robust and adaptable network capability is increasingly vital to the success of business enterprises. Large quantities of information must be distilled and presented in a single integrated picture in order to maintain the health, security and performance of global networks. We present a design for(More)
Recent advances in molecular biology and genomics have presented biologists with an enormous amount of sequence data stored in databases such as Genbank. Knowing how to tap into the vast resources of data available in biological databases in an efficient manner and how to analyze them further to draw biological insights is critical for biological research.(More)
Computer networks are present throughout all sectors of our critical infrastructure and these networks are under a constant threat of cyber attack. One prevalent computer network threat takes advantage of unauthorized, and thus insecure, hardware on a network. This paper presents a prototype simulation system for network risk assessment that is intended for(More)
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