Exploring the Representation of Cyber-Risk Data Through Sketching

Thomas Miller, Miriam Sturdee, Daniel Prince

Room: 101-102

2023-10-22T03:00:00ZGMT-0600Change your timezone on the schedule page
Exemplar figure, described by caption below
A data representation continuum that represents data from numerical to abstract (left to right). Light-blue dots represent the categories populated by the originally develop continuum. Red dots represent visualisation techniques identified in industry. Green dots represent participants’ first sketches. Dark-blue dots represent participants’ second sketches

Dealing with complex information regarding cyber security risks is increasingly important as attacks rise in frequency. Visualisation techniques are used to support decision-making and insight. However, the use of visualisations across different stakeholders and cyber security risk data is not well explored. This work presents an exploratory study in which participants use sketching to represent cyber-risk data. We critically discuss the method and our results demonstrate the usefulness of the method to identify new, diverse visualisation approaches, as well as the richness of stakeholder visualisation conceptualisation.