Resolving cyber-threats in hours instead of days
CyberSecurity Malaysia provides cybersecurity services to help prevent and minimize disruptions to critical information infrastructures to protect the public, the economy, and government services.
With over 70 different threat feeds and online news sources, fast insights are crucial to threat response. Prior to Tableau, CyberSecurity Malaysia’s analyst team relied on development efforts to display data to the rest of business in a digestible format. To create an agile analytics program, the team adopted Tableau. Today they can slice, filter, and aggregate data within a few clicks.
The team collects data sets from various threat feed sources, which are then stored in a Hadoop data lake. They then bring this data into Tableau for analysis.
“Tableau makes it faster and easier to identify patterns that give us the ability to resolve data quality problems instantly,” said Dato' Dr. Haji Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia. “We can also blend various data easily.”
Today, the team updates existing dashboards instead of building a new view for every request, leading to massive time savings. For example, developing the cyber-attack landscape dashboard now takes a matter of hours compared to the days it would take using D3.js.
“We are so grateful that we take less time to revise our dashboards if we need to add new data sets. Without Tableau, we would probably need several days to make changes,“ added Dato' Dr. Amirudin.