Press "Enter" to skip to content



Situational Awareness for Large-Scale Computer Networks

With the reliance of businesses, public institutions and individuals on large computer networks, maintaining their security becomes essential to ensure integrity. To achieve situational awareness, we developed BANKSAFE, which is a scalable, distributed and web-based visualization system to analyze health monitoring data and security datasets. To handle large amounts of data a cloud-based backend database is used to store and analyze the raw data. To evaluate the effectiveness of our approach we use both VAST 2012 mini challenges. Our case studies successfully identify suspicious events, trends and patterns using multiple visualizations.

The framework was successfully used in the VAST Challenge 2012.

Related Publications

  • F. Fischer, J. Fuchs, F. Mansmann and D. A. Keim. BANKSAFE: Visual analytics for big data in large-scale computer networks. Information Visualization, SAGE Publications, 2013. (DOI)
  • F. Fischer, J. Fuchs, F. Mansmann and D. A. Keim. BANKSAFE: A Visual Situational Awareness Tool for Large-Scale Computer Networks (Award for Outstanding Comprehensive Submission). Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST Challenge 2012), 2012. (DOI, Paper, Slides)