NDVis – Cybersecurity Edition (formerly VIC3)
The United States Air Force selected VisiTrend to research, design, and develop a Visualization tool for Integrated Cyber Command and Control (VIC3), which lead to the expansion of our current NDVis product to include many additional visualizations.
More details about NDVis can be found at its dedicated product page.
Cyberspace superiority is a prerequisite for effective operations in all other warfighting domains. To achieve and maintain cyberspace superiority, there is a need for effective Command and Control (C2) tools to observe, plan, and execute cyber operations. Visualization is a significant enabler of C2 but new approaches are required for cyber security data sets. A key challenge is the complexity of this data: it is immense and multidimensional, includes streaming and log data, and comes from a diverse set of applications and devices with different protocols and formats. VIC3 employs unique visualization methods and interaction techniques to visually fuse these large and complex data sets and support cyber C2. It allows users to identify, tag, and track information dependencies and critical data flows, correlate cyber events, project potential effects, evaluate alternative cyber COAs, and view the relationships between cyber and kinetic operations. Principal innovations include abstract information layers and coordinated views that employ unique interaction techniques. Coordinated views provide multiple perspectives and fuse different data sets that require different visualization methods. User selections in one view can affect layout and other visual attributes in another. This enables users to see the relationships between data in different views and supports interactive analysis.
This work is supported by the Air Force Research Laboratory under SBIR contract number FA8650-10-C-6115.