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Visual Complexity Web Site

A collection of very interesting and beautiful visualization methods for networks of all sorts:

visualcomplexity intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project’s main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web. I truly hope this space can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing research on this field.

Not all projects shown here are genuine complex networks, in the sense that they aren’t necessarily at the edge of chaos, or show an irregular and systematic degree of connectivity. However, the projects that apparently skip this class were chosen for two important reasons. They either provide advancement in terms of visual depiction techniques/methods or show conceptual uniqueness and originality in the choice of a subject. Nevertheless, all projects have one trait in common: the whole is always more than the sum of its parts.

I found a few examples specific to information security including “Windows vs Linux Server Complexity“, “Starlight – Network Security“, and The Effect of Worms on the Internet“.  Beyond these three, there may be some methods and ideas that can be adapted to InfoSec.  They say that a book is in the works.