Amara  Legros

Amara Legros

1592394142

Long Tail Analysis: A New Hope in the Cybercrime Battle

Our hyper-connected world and its ever-faster network speeds have resulted in mountains of diverse data that needs to be processed. It has also resulted in an ever-expanding attack surface, requiring cybersecurity solutions to scale like never before. These days, scale is about more than traffic volume (which can be used for, say, DDoS attacks committed by a botnet of hijacked devices); it’s also about the need to rapidly identify threats and stop them before they can succeed.

A methodology that helps here is long-tail analysis, an approach that looks for very weak signals from attackers who are technologically savvy enough to stay under the radar and remain undetected.

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Ian  Robinson

Ian Robinson

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Streamline Your Data Analysis With Automated Business Analysis

Have you ever visited a restaurant or movie theatre, only to be asked to participate in a survey? What about providing your email address in exchange for coupons? Do you ever wonder why you get ads for something you just searched for online? It all comes down to data collection and analysis. Indeed, everywhere you look today, there’s some form of data to be collected and analyzed. As you navigate running your business, you’ll need to create a data analytics plan for yourself. Data helps you solve problems , find new customers, and re-assess your marketing strategies. Automated business analysis tools provide key insights into your data. Below are a few of the many valuable benefits of using such a system for your organization’s data analysis needs.

Workflow integration and AI capability

Pinpoint unexpected data changes

Understand customer behavior

Enhance marketing and ROI

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Tyrique  Littel

Tyrique Littel

1604008800

Static Code Analysis: What It Is? How to Use It?

Static code analysis refers to the technique of approximating the runtime behavior of a program. In other words, it is the process of predicting the output of a program without actually executing it.

Lately, however, the term “Static Code Analysis” is more commonly used to refer to one of the applications of this technique rather than the technique itself — program comprehension — understanding the program and detecting issues in it (anything from syntax errors to type mismatches, performance hogs likely bugs, security loopholes, etc.). This is the usage we’d be referring to throughout this post.

“The refinement of techniques for the prompt discovery of error serves as well as any other as a hallmark of what we mean by science.”

  • J. Robert Oppenheimer

Outline

We cover a lot of ground in this post. The aim is to build an understanding of static code analysis and to equip you with the basic theory, and the right tools so that you can write analyzers on your own.

We start our journey with laying down the essential parts of the pipeline which a compiler follows to understand what a piece of code does. We learn where to tap points in this pipeline to plug in our analyzers and extract meaningful information. In the latter half, we get our feet wet, and write four such static analyzers, completely from scratch, in Python.

Note that although the ideas here are discussed in light of Python, static code analyzers across all programming languages are carved out along similar lines. We chose Python because of the availability of an easy to use ast module, and wide adoption of the language itself.

How does it all work?

Before a computer can finally “understand” and execute a piece of code, it goes through a series of complicated transformations:

static analysis workflow

As you can see in the diagram (go ahead, zoom it!), the static analyzers feed on the output of these stages. To be able to better understand the static analysis techniques, let’s look at each of these steps in some more detail:

Scanning

The first thing that a compiler does when trying to understand a piece of code is to break it down into smaller chunks, also known as tokens. Tokens are akin to what words are in a language.

A token might consist of either a single character, like (, or literals (like integers, strings, e.g., 7Bob, etc.), or reserved keywords of that language (e.g, def in Python). Characters which do not contribute towards the semantics of a program, like trailing whitespace, comments, etc. are often discarded by the scanner.

Python provides the tokenize module in its standard library to let you play around with tokens:

Python

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import io

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import tokenize

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code = b"color = input('Enter your favourite color: ')"

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for token in tokenize.tokenize(io.BytesIO(code).readline):

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    print(token)

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TokenInfo(type=62 (ENCODING),  string='utf-8')

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TokenInfo(type=1  (NAME),      string='color')

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TokenInfo(type=54 (OP),        string='=')

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TokenInfo(type=1  (NAME),      string='input')

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TokenInfo(type=54 (OP),        string='(')

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TokenInfo(type=3  (STRING),    string="'Enter your favourite color: '")

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TokenInfo(type=54 (OP),        string=')')

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TokenInfo(type=4  (NEWLINE),   string='')

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TokenInfo(type=0  (ENDMARKER), string='')

(Note that for the sake of readability, I’ve omitted a few columns from the result above — metadata like starting index, ending index, a copy of the line on which a token occurs, etc.)

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Amara  Legros

Amara Legros

1592394142

Long Tail Analysis: A New Hope in the Cybercrime Battle

Our hyper-connected world and its ever-faster network speeds have resulted in mountains of diverse data that needs to be processed. It has also resulted in an ever-expanding attack surface, requiring cybersecurity solutions to scale like never before. These days, scale is about more than traffic volume (which can be used for, say, DDoS attacks committed by a botnet of hijacked devices); it’s also about the need to rapidly identify threats and stop them before they can succeed.

A methodology that helps here is long-tail analysis, an approach that looks for very weak signals from attackers who are technologically savvy enough to stay under the radar and remain undetected.

#machine-learning

DK Business Patron launched its new Global Market Research & Analysis

DK Business Patron is one of the most revered and known outsourcing company based in India that has its roots spread all across the world. Holding a substantial market share in outsourcing processes they hold pride in their extensive client base.
The organization has been continually walking on the path of development and expansion for a long time and comes up with inventive departments that serve the growing business needs across the world. Accounting for the extensive business competition that organizations have to go through in every industry, their team has come up with an extremely inventive idea of launching a new global market research and analysis division of its own. This new development has recently been launched and has created a hustleamidst its top competitors across the globe as this proposition brings for DK Business Patron huge baggage of possibilities.
Over the years, the dedicated team of DK Business Patron has earned for itself success from all professional quarters diving into multiple collaborations and expansion plans seeking an upper hand in front of their competitors. The organization believes that the reason for their success is their continued dedication towards their client base and their vision of coming up with solutions that their clients look for and would require shortly.
Market research and analysis is one such process that serves as thebuilding blocks for shaping a successful future for any product or service to establish a sense of loyalty and visible presence beyond the market barriers and competitive elements. Even though research and analysis are often mentioned together, both of these are separate entities that require dedication and deserve at most attention in their forms to help make the process fruitful and profit-generating for the parent organization. Market research and analysis need not only be integrated within themselves but also with other core processes of any business thereby continual need of aligning market research and analysis with the core operations is felt.
As **market research and analysis **require experienced leadership and highly trained professionals to handle this diverse operation, it might become a tedious and economically hefty task for organizations to look for experienced and qualified personnel to get the job done. Other than beingfinancially draining,managing and integrating this precise process with other core business operations is a necessary yet time-consuming task if taken care of in house. These are the key reasons cited by DK Business Patron as to why they came up with a global market research and analysis division for outsourced market research and analytics services.
The organization has also citedmultiple benefits that organizations will reap if they associate with DK Business Patron global market research and analysis division. The key benefit highlighted the most was that research and analysis outsourcing services provided by DK Business Patron are guaranteed at the lowest cost per insight irrespective of the area of work or organization type and would also include industry analysis.They have stated it as an extremely cost-effective and performance-enhancing approach and that outsourcing this process to DK Business Patron will yield and maintain an excellent quality of work throughout.
Concerning the developments that DK Business Patron and their experienced team have been continually making in recent times, such expansions are quite expected shortly as well. What’s there to wait for is the segments and operations that they choose to dwell in and make the most out of. The diligent team at DK Business Patron is always engaged in bringing to their customers skilled and trained professionals to enhance the success ratio of their overseas partners that have trusted them with internal processes. Looking at the success ratio and client engagement and retention that this organization has maintained for quite a long period now it is being anticipated by market analysts that DK Business Patron will again set a benchmark in terms of outsourced Business Process Outsourcing services in India.
The reverence and word-of-mouth of this leading business outsourcing organization are attaining volume day by day and has a good impact on their International relationships with overseas clients. This makes DK Business Patron a success not only nationally but across the globe having clients from different backgrounds and different countries trusting them with their core processes for quite a time now.

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Ian  Robinson

Ian Robinson

1623855840

Data Analysis is the New Elixir for Marketing Strategies

Data analysis is treated as the last straw and is the solely effective and efficient coping mechanism for businesses and markets that were beaten out of shape by the pandemic. An alteration in supply chains and productions, a change in consumer behaviour during and post pandemic had put marketers in a soup because not only the production methods but the delivery methods had to be altered as well. Simplicities were met with complications.

The scenario has not changed and for this reason alone, marketers are vehemently taking to data analytics in order to deal with the avalanche of data that keep mounting one above the other. Besides reportedly, business organisation employing data analyses are likely to have their data in order and carry out business functions flawlessly.

Tough times that have taught us about Digitalisation

The times in which people are locked away in their houses, unable to step out, the digital medium are the one that are keeping us connected.

Anil Bhatia highlights the importance of digital transformation of business organisations and have praised the ones who are taking digital transformation seriously. It is important for business to inculcate digitalisation in their infrastructures so that the human workforce is not required on field and that machines are enough to carry out tasks on their behalf. This is one wise way to ensure prevention from the virus.

One cannot talk in absolutes when it comes to marketing strategies. Strategies are always in a state of flux and decisions are made on what rocks the boat of and effective market. Owing to the same, businessmen and organisations are adapting to digitalisation to meet their desired ends.

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