Information Security Application Design: Improving Signal-to-Noise Ratio

  • Saurabh DuttaEmail author
  • Ger Joyce
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 501)


The clear presentation of critical Information Security insights is a key challenge for Information Security application design. If implemented incorrectly, evidence of a data breach might be lost against the background of unimportant information. Consequently, it is vital for Information Security application design teams to deliver insights, not simply a lot of data, that enables Information Security teams to quickly secure their organization’s environments more completely. This paper discusses a Human-Centric approach undertaken to reduce Information Density, and to increase Visual Priority with a view to surfacing key insights quickly within Nexpose, Rapid7’s Vulnerability Management application.


Human factors Information security Application design 



Rapid7 would like to thank our customers that took time out of their busy schedules to assist the Product Management and User Experience teams during the recent Nexpose Vulnerability Management application re-design effort.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rapid7BostonUSA
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of HertfordshireHatfieldUK

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