VIS-SENSE was an EU-funded research project focused on the development of visual analytics technologies for the enhancement of international network security. The project ran from October 2010 until November 2013 and involved six experienced partners from research and industry.

The VIS-SENSE project used visualization and data-mining technologies to identify complex patterns of abnormal behaviour. By combining the strengths of people and computers the identification of suspicious actions in large bodies of data could be improved.

The VIS-SENSE team worked in various application areas ranging from network information security and attack attribution to attack prediction and the detection of BGP hijacking. The results of the project address both tactical (monitoring in real time) and strategic (long term) aspects of security.

The Clock Map Visualization

The Clock Map visualization showing outgoing network traffic of 5691 hosts (anonymized and truncated) in a large computer network for 24 hours. More information about this visualization can be found under Results > Publications. An interactive demo can be found under Results > Visualizations

The BGPVis Visualization

The BGPVis visualization showing a cluster hierarchy of the autonomous systems making up the internet. More information about this visualization can be found under Results > Publications

The Clock View Visualization

A glyph showing the daily activity of one computer in a network. More information about this visualization can be found under Results > Publications

Unsupervised BGP Analysis

A scatterplot involving two features used in the unsupervised search for BGP anomalies. More information about this technique can be found under Results > Publications
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