Mozilla runs Winter of Security (MWoS) every year to give folks an opportunity to contribute to ongoing security projects in flight. This year an ambitious group took on the task of creating a new visual interface in our SIEM overlay for Elastic Search that we call MozDef: The Mozilla Defense Platform.
Security personnel are in high demand and analyst skill sets are difficult to maintain. Rather than only focusing on making people better at security, I’m a firm believer that we need to make security better at people. Interfaces that are easier to comprehend and use seem to be a worthwhile investment in that effort and I’m thrilled with the work this team has done.
They’ve wrapped up their project with a great demo of their work. If you are interested in security automation tools and alternative user interfaces, take a couple minutes and check out their work over at air mozilla.