Happy New Year!
In late November, presumed North Korean hackers targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment in an unprecedented cyber attack. This resulted in the exposure of thousands of sensitive emails from Sony executives and threats to release more if the release of the film “The Interview” wasn’t canceled.
While this breach was indeed historically devastating, it’s not the first successful cyber attack on a big corporate powerhouse.
David McCandless and the folks over at Information Is Beautiful have put together an amazing infographic with the biggest data breaches in recent history. You can see when the attack happened, who it happened to, and how large the impact was.
I always encourage my social media friends to reset all of your passwords each new year. Now is the time to do so.
Last Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, the third annual Information is Beautiful Awards celebrated data visualization at its best. Hundreds of entries were trimmed to an elite set of outstandingly illuminating infographics, over which the judges deliberated long and hard. Now, with thanks to their generous sponsors Kantar, here are the winners.
I am in Portland, Oregon this week attending three data visualization workshops by industry expert, Stephen Few. I am very excited to be sitting at the foot of the master for three days and soak in all of this great dataviz information.
Today, was the second workshop, Information Dashboard Design which is based on Steve’s best-selling book (see photo below).
To not give away too much of what Steve is teaching in the workshops, I have decided to discuss one of the dashboard exercises we did in class. The goal here was to find what we feel is wrong with the dashboard.
I will show you the dashboard first. Then, you can see our critique below.
You can find future workshops by Steve on his website, Perceptual Edge.
Dashboard Example Source: Website of Corda Technologies Incorporated, which has since been acquired by Domo.