Pitfalls of Public Cyber Data presented at 44ConCyberSecurity 2015

by Phil Huggins, Ernest Li,

Summary : There are increasingly many data-driven cyber reports published and these are being relied upon to support strategic cyber decision-making in organisations. In order to conduct a meta-analysis of reported cyber data to support the development of a strategic cyber threat assessment at Stroz Friedberg we reviewed the quality of available data and reports. Here we will highlight some of the pitfalls inherent in these sources that should be considered when using them and make some recommendations for the publication of data-driven cyber reports.