Situational awareness of computer networks presents many challenges including but not limited to the volume of the data and the dynamic and evolving nature of the problem space. For example, at the perimeter of a corporate enterprise computer network, it is common to see terabytes of network traffic each day, containing millions of unique IP addresses and connection records that number in the hundreds of millions. Celeste will provide an overview and discuss recent trends facing computer security researchers and practitioners. She will describe recent work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to enable analysis of computer networks and encourage an interactive discussion to foster new ideas to address these challenges.
Celeste Matarazzo is a computer scientist and data science expert with more than 30 years of service to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Celeste is the Principal Investigator and Researcher in cybersecurity situational awareness. As a cyber security researcher, she is working with national laboratory, industrial and academic partners to develop game-changing tools and techniques to enhance security in a networked world. Celeste previously held numerous technical and leadership roles throughout her career at LLNL focusing on the application of data science to address global security issues. When not working, she is an avid backpacker and bicyclist who achieved a longtime goal in 2005 when she completed a 3,850-mile transcontinental bicycle journey from San Francisco to Virginia Beach raising money for Hope Hospice.