Supercharging Investigations with GPUs & Graphs

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:30am

Security and fraud investigations often require sifting through many logs and transactions, yet typical search and dashboard tools feel closer to 1985 technology than 2045. This talk shares two technologies Graphistry has been developing to supercharge the investigation process. First, we show how GPU cloud streaming scales visual analytics, and especially so for link analysis. The improvement often enables analysts to see all of their data for the first time. Scaling visibility is fundamental to areas like threat hunting where analysts must frequently explain new and changing datasets. Second, we introduce the idea of visual investigation templates, which enables workflow automation and collaboration with unusually strong support for investigative tasks. When used in teams tackling problems like security and fraud, these can mean the difference between minutes vs. hours, or even making the right insight at all. We will ground our examples from security (ex: improving incident response with Splunk) and fraud (ex: better analysis of credit card running in Spark)



 Leo Meyerovich

Leo Meyerovich, co-founded Graphistry

Leo Meyerovich, Graphistry, to build a smarter interface for visual event analysis. Graphistry builds upon the team's pioneering work at Berkeley on GPU visual analytics. His most cited research is in security & verification. Leo's earlier work includes the first reactive web language, the first parallel web browser, and analyzing the social foundations of programming languages. His research has inspired new systems at companies including Facebook, Microsoft, and Mozilla, received research awards (PLDI, OOPSLA x 2, SIGPLAN best of year), and was supported by various grants and fellowships (NSF, first Qualcomm Innovation Fellow).


 Alex Doll

Bonus Topic: 

Q&A with Venture Capitalist, Alex Doll, Founder at Ten Eleven Ventures

Bonus Speaker: 

Alex Doll, Founder of Ten Eleven Ventures

Alex Doll is the Founder of Ten Eleven Ventures, the industry’s first venture capital fund that is focused solely on investing in digital security. The firm is 100% focused on secuxirty, invests globally and benefits from its full investment spectrum view of digital security, from seed to growth (via its Joint Investment Alliance with KKR Technology Group.) Since our founding in 2015, Ten Eleven Ventures has invested in CounterTack, Cylance, Digital Shadows, Hexadite and Ping Identity. Alex has been in security, software and finance roles in Silicon Valley for over 20 years. He was the co-founder of PGP Corporation serviing as board member, CFO and VP Business Development from 2002-2006. Alex was promoted to the executive office serving as a key member of the team that pioneered the encryption and data protection marketplaces. He was COO at the time of the sale to Symantec in 2010. After PGP Corp., he continued his involvement with security companies as an angel investor, independent director, entrepreneur-in-residence at Khosla Ventures, and private equity firm consultant with KKR. Alex currently servers on three boards: CounterTack, Cylance, and Ping Identity. He has also held executive positions at Embark, PeopleSoft and OneID, and was an investment banker with Roberston, Stephens & Co. focusing on financing and M&A transactions for emerging growth companies.