Dan Hubbard

Security attacks discovery through visualization: Beauty in badness

  • Thursday, April 30, 2015
  • 06:30 – 09:00pm
  • McLaren Conference Center, Room 252  

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06:30pm Doors open, socializing, food, drinks
07:00pm Speaker's presentation
08:00pm Q&A and more socializing


Over the last few years, the security industry has been leapfrogged in innovation by both attackers and advances in the greater information technology landscape. Incremental changes in how we defend networks and data are no longer good enough to keep up with the pace of change. We are losing ground more rapidly than ever before.

The Big Data movement, when paired with visualization, gives the security industry a chance to get back to innovating and get ahead of the pace of change. Our ability to explore data in a meaningful way is critical to discovering, predicting, and ultimately detecting advanced threats in the future. The addition to new interfaces and 3D exploration models provide researchers with additional techniques to examine data and tell meaningful security stories.


Dan Hubbard is the Chief Technology Officer for OpenDNS. A pioneering force in Internet security for more than 20 years, Dan’s expertise spans from reputation systems to large scale data mining of the Internet and advanced classification systems. Dan joined OpenDNS to expand the company’s breadth and depth of knowledge of security and products, assist in delivering disruptive new technologies, and drive innovation company-wide.

Prior to OpenDNS, Dan was the CTO at Websense, where he was responsible for research and development of existing and new technologies, investigating technology trends, and driving innovation globally across the company. Additionally, he conceived, built, and managed the Websense Security Labs. Dan has presented at almost every major security conference around the globe, appeared on several international media outlets, and is frequently quoted in the media.




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