I like Computer
Intrusion Detection and Network Monitoring by Marchette for
its thorough use of visualization for intrusion detection. He also
includes the statistics behind several of his approaches, but you
can still enjoy the book if math isn't your forte.
of Graphics by Wilkinson is a very comprehensive compendium
of visualization techniques. Along the way, he develops a "grammar"
for the techniques he presents. This may be of value to you if you
are designing a system, but I like it most as a catalog of many
As rumint is very much about network analysis I've also found Ethereal
Packet Sniffing by Orebaugh, Morris, Warnicke and Ramirez to
be quite useful.
I believe the future of security visualization lies in combination
with data mining, to this end I've found Data
Mining Techniques by Berry and Linoff to be an excellent introduction.
Beyond the foundation material I've listed above, there are some
cutting edge research papers and/or presentations available as part
of the VizSEC
2004 and IEEE
IAW 2005 proceedings. Many of these researchers have done other
excellent work which can be found by googling their websites.