Leveraging Network Analytics for Cybersecurity

Organizations across the globe are beefing up their cybersecurity efforts to thwart cyberattacks, relying on various solutions such as firewalls and zero-trust network access (ZTNA). Most organizations overlook network analytics as a tool to protect digital infrastructure and assets. This article will help you understand what network analytics is and how it can be used to strengthen cybersecurity.

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LATEST NEWS

The Analytics Certification Board (ACB) recognizes that there have been significant changes within the education and training in analytics. As the leader in credentialing for analytics professionals, the ACB recently approved changes for the eligibility pathway and examination process for the Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAP) certification – the stepping stone to the elite Certified Analytics Professional (CAP).

Submissions are now open for the 2023 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Advanced Analytics, Operations Research, and Management Science competition. We invite you to check out this link on the requirements and instructions on how to enter the competition. The submission deadline is October 1, 2022.

Why IoT Is Not the Answer When It Comes to Supply Chain

Global supply chain disruption costs the average large business $182 million a year – despite the deployment of more than 10 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide, which are constantly adding data to already overflowing data stores. The problem is not a lack of data, which is why IoT is not the solution.

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Cryptocurrency: What is on the minds of our students?

Cryptocurrency is a hot topic in 2022. According to the 2022 Crypto Confidence Survey by The Voyager Team, one-third of Americans (37%) say that it is moderately or very likely that they will purchase cryptocurrency this year. With such movement in the crypto industry, an interesting research question for future crypto buyers is better understanding what is on the minds of students in the U.S. regarding cryptocurrency.

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The MLOps Stack is Missing a Layer

Productionizing machine learning models is complex, and MLOps (machine learning operations) practitioners have rightly looked to software engineering processes as a blueprint, seeking to adapt traditional development and IT operations (DevOps) thinking to the particular needs of ML. This has led to the emergence of an explosion of tools to streamline and automate various parts of the ML life cycle. Collectively, this vibrant, evolving and sometimes confusing set of tools constitutes the MLOps technology stack.

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ReCAP

Athipol Kruapong

Athipol Kruapong

Why did you become a CAP?

I am a quantitative modeling enthusiast who loves to understand modeling in project finance, engineering, risk and optimization in R&D. The CAP certification matches my interest and skill enhancement. The CAP exam preparation refreshed my statistical analysis and shows the breadth of machine learning and artificial intelligence. With this advantage, plus my current R&D job, CAP is one of the most targeted credentials.

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Do You Need a Prediction or a Prescription?

Machine learning and predictive analytics immediately capture the imagination as people try to figure out how to use data to grow their business. “What would we do differently if we knew what was coming?” is a common question in the world of data analytics. However, there are a number of challenges with this problem framing that often reduce the success of data projects. In this article, you will learn about some of those challenges and a better approach to leveraging data.

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ReCAP

Chris Guida

Chris Guida

Why did you become a CAP?

I had been in industry for five years and although I had good experience, I felt like I was missing a way to separate myself from other industrial engineers. In five years, I had come to understand and value methodical problem solving, client communication, applied statistics and modeling, and capturing the measured impact of a project. As I researched CAP, it quickly became clear that it was for practitioners of analytics. That was what I wanted to show I was capable of.

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DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story

Harnessing Data to Fight Inequity and Improve Industries

When I first started working at INFORMS, I had very little knowledge about operations research and management science. Ten years later, I’m still learning fascinating ways and unlikely industries that use analytics for better decision-making. This issue's articles show prominent examples.

Analyze This!

A Post-Pandemic Birthday

For more than two and a half years, I have felt the specter of the COVID-19 pandemic each time I sat down to write this column. I am very much hoping this is the last COVID-era installment of “Analyze This!”

Healthcare Analytics

The Status of Universal Health Coverage and How Technology Can Help

On December 12, the world will celebrate Universal Health Coverage Day – the annual rallying point for advocates to raise their voices and share stories of the millions of people still waiting for healthcare, call on leaders to make smarter investments in health, and remind the world about the imperative of universal health coverage (UHC).

Forum

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Is Voting for President Random?

Predicting the way Americans are going to vote is a dangerous business. That said, a cursory look at the past 24 U.S. presidential elections (going back to 1928) might lead one to believe that the electorate tends to “randomly” (in a statistical sense) select their president.

Viewpoint

The MLOps Stack is Missing a Layer

Productionizing machine learning models is complex, and MLOps (machine learning operations) practitioners have rightly looked to software engineering processes as a blueprint, seeking to adapt traditional development and IT operations (DevOps) thinking to the particular needs of ML. This has led to the emergence of an explosion of tools to streamline and automate various parts of the ML life cycle. Collectively, this vibrant, evolving and sometimes confusing set of tools constitutes the MLOps technology stack.

Five-Minute Analyst

Brick by Brick – Analytics for Fundraisers

Basic math is hard for many people. Add chance-based decisions or probability math and you quickly cut down the number of people who won’t squirm in their seats. A good analyst can make a great impression on someone here, provided they can explain things in a way that makes sense to anyone. And building a quick decision tool can really help. Despite the reference to bricks in the title of this article, and much to the dismay of my kindergartner, this won’t be about Legos. Instead, I’m using a notional fundraiser idea that many organizations have utilized and, with proper planning, has been successful.

Conference Preview

Winter Simulation Conference 2022 in Singapore, Dec. 11-14

After more than 50 years since its inception, WSC will be held in Asia for the very first time on Dec. 11-14. It will take place at Marina Bay Sands, an iconic landmark of Singapore and one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in Asia.

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