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VizSec2011 Announces Symposium Chairs

Government, academic and industry leaders will lead the 8TH International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security. NORTHPORT, NY, February 1, 2011 – VizSec, the international conference on information visualization for cybersecurity, announced its Organizing Committee Chairs for the 8th Annual International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec2011). The top-tier list brings together experts in information visualization and security to provide the only international forum on innovations in visualization technology to advance cyber security. This year’s event will be held July 20, 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, in conjunction with the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2011). The VizSec2011 Symposium Chairs and Organizing Committee members are: General Chair Lt. Col. Gregory Conti, professor at the US Military Academy, director of West Point’s Cyber Security Center, and author of Googling Security [...]

Secure Decisions’ MeerCAT receives the Long Island Software Award

NORTHPORT, NY, May 24th, 2011 – The Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has been awarded the Long Island Software Award. MeerCAT® was selected as one of “Long Island’s Top Software Products” and received an award at the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) event held on May 11th, 2011.  The Long Island Software Award mission is to “showcase the strength and diversity of Long Island's software industry by recognizing excellence in a wide range of software products. Secure Decisions has previously won this award for their VIAssist™ and SecureScope™ products. MeerCAT was initially developed as part of a DARPA-funded research effort into developing tools for visualizing mobile networks. It was based on the needs of DoD security professionals, such as information security auditors, penetration vulnerability testers, and computer network defenders, who conduct ‘wardrives’ [...]

Secure Decisions’ MeerCAT-FS Receives US Department of Defense Information Security Certification

NORTHPORT, NY, April 20, 2011 – Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) and developer of visual cyber defense and decision support tools, today announced that its MeerCAT-FS product has been granted the Authority to Operate (ATO) on U.S Department of Defense information systems. MeerCAT-FS obtained the ATO under the Department of Defense Information Assurance Accreditation and Certification Process (DIACAP). The DIACAP certification was received under the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) sponsorship as part of the Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Flying Squirrel Wireless Assessment Tool Suite. MeerCAT-FS is the government off-the-shelf version of Secure Decisions’ wireless security visualization tool that is now available from NRL for authorized government users. The product was developed in collaboration with NRL to improve the analysis of data collected with NRL’s Flying Squirrel wireless discovery application. Military [...]

Secure Decisions’ Research and Products to be Showcased at 2011 IAE

VIAssist and MeerCAT-FS among products to be demonstrated at the Information Assurance Exposition to government and industry IA community. NORTHPORT, NY, March 3, 2011 – Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) and developer of visual cyber defense and decision support tools, will be demonstrating its latest research and products at the 2011 Information Assurance Exposition (IAE). Approximately 2000 information assurance professionals and leaders from the government, industry, and academia are expected to attend the annual event. The IAE will be held in conjunction with the DoD-sponsored 2011 Information Assurance Symposium (IAS) on March 8-10 at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Secure Decisions will demonstrate its latest information visualization tools to enhance cyber security situational awareness, perform mission impact analysis, test information operations capabilities, and train cyber defenders. Specific products [...]

Secure Decisions’ MeerCAT a DARPA 2010 Success Standout

DARPA singles out wireless security technology developed by Applied Visions, Inc. division as one of its success stories for 2010 The MeerCAT wireless analysis tool depicts network usage patterns and potential vulnerabilities. NORTHPORT, NY, March 15, 2010 – For the second time in its history, the Secure Decisions Division of Applied Visions has been honored by DARPA for its small business success gallery. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), research and development arm of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), selected MeerCAT®, along with a few other select DARPA-sponsored projects, to receive this recognition. MeerCAT, a tool designed to analyze wireless risks to critical cyber assets, is among an even smaller group of computer security technologies to be commended in this way.

Information Assurance Visualizations for Specific Stages of Situational Awareness and Intended Uses: Lessons Learned

D'Amico, A., & Kocka, M. (2005, October). Information assurance visualizations for specific stages of situational awareness and intended uses: lessons learned. In IEEE Workshop on Visualization for Computer Security, 2005.(VizSEC 05). (pp. 107-112). IEEE.