The Dashboard Spy

November 1, 2006

Threat Management Dashboards – Tracking your security risks enterprise dashboard style

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 4:30 am

Security threat management is a big field for enterprise dashboard-style user interface presentation. Here we take a look at a management dashboard from a security portal thats takes a true “At-a-glance” approach to the most significant threat possibilities facing an enterprise’s computer networks. Many of the dashboard’s “portlets” are graphically based. The text-based ones all contain drill-down links to the relevant details. Security threat metrics include: incident and exposure trends, top monitored security events, incident to event ratios, top targeted hosts, top vulnerable applications, top scan exposures, security intelligence trends (reports of threats in the wild), etc.

Security Threat Enterprise Dashboard

Homework: It’s easier to defend the fortress from outsiders and much harder to contains threats from within. Take a look at Enemy at the Water Cooler: Real-Life Stories of Insider Threats and Enterprise Security Management Countermeasures.

So who is the Dashboard Spy? No one really knows, but his growing collection of enterprise dashboard screenshots has captured the imagination of the executive dashboarding community. From excel dashboards and custom-built business scorecards, to xcelsius and flex-based visualizations, the dashboard screenshots at serve both as nuggets of inspiration and warnings of what not to do on an enterprise dashboard. These hits and misses will enlighten and entertain. Technology-neutral, and always business-driven, the Dashboard Spy website is the place to go to learn about the latest enterprise dashboard packages. Check out the Dashboard Spy’s latest recommended book, Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data

1 Comment »

  1. Hello Dashboard Spy. I enjoy your blog about enterprise dashboards. It is good to see such information. I have been studying this topic for many months now and am glad to see so many examples. I will visit your site often.

    I was very interested in seeing your post about “KPI Requirements for Dashboard Projects – Using the KPI. Thank you for the information about this dashboard topic. There is a dashboard project at work about this subject.

    The graphic is very nice. I like the colors and the questions are very interesting – What Question? Who’s Asking, Why is it Important, etc. I think it is very good. I also like the layout of the screen. I have a question about the boxes on the right side. Is the user supposed to type the answers to the questions into the boxes?

    Comment by Shylesh — November 21, 2007 @ 11:50 pm

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