Below are the details of the Data Analysis stage of the selection
process to become a part of
The goal of this stage is to determine your ability to:
Discard irrelevant data
Identify relevant data
Complete incomplete data
Interpret the meaning of the data
Obtain metrics from raw data
Create graphs to present data
Draw conclusions based on the data
Identify concrete actions based on the conclusions
Ask new questions based on this process
Iterate this process several times until you determine that you are satisfied
To determine these skills you will be given the findings or
vulnerabilities found by
Fluid Attacks in recent months. These will be
delivered in a spreadsheet with all confidential data redacted from it.
It is possible that the sheet may contain incomplete, irrelevant and
inconsistent data, however please proceed as you see fit in order to
meet the objective.
You must take this spreadsheet and build a presentation (not a document)
with slides (not pages) and deliver it in a PDF format (not PPTX). The
presentation must contain a brief introduction (no more than 2 slides)
and one graph per slide, analyzing the data in the dimensions and
combinations that you consider relevant. The aim is that an executive
from an information security company such as
Fluid Attacks can make
strategic decisions that improve the implementation of the company’s
mission in our society: "Find all existing vulnerabilities and report
them as soon as possible".
The spreadsheet can be found in this file.
For each graph, you must draw one conclusion and suggest a correspoding
concrete managerial action, that you believe
Fluid Attacks should
implement. At the end of the presentation, conclusions and general
recommendations are expected, but please make sure these are different
from those already mentioned on the previous slides (don’t repeat, do
group, do summarize). The number of slides and graphs is unlimited, you
can choose to have 10 slides with 10 graphs or 100 slides with 100
graphs. What matters is that each graph is relevant and provides
important information for management. If possible, and to minimize the
number of graphs and maximize the number of variables, please use:
Data in the X and Y axis
An "others" category to ignore all irrelevant categories
Many of the graphs can be made for the entire period in order to draw global conclusions. One possibility is to make metrics or graphs that show the evolution of certain variables over time. These graphs are of great interest and importance since this set of data doesn’t show this company as a static company that moves in annual units, but one that moves in monthly or quarterly units and evolves gradually. Consider combining these graphs with stacked bars. This type of graph can give a lot of relevant information.
You may ask all questions you consider necessary by sending us an email at [email protected]. All questions which are already answered in the material we provided will be quietly ignored. Questions regarding ideas or expected solutions will also be ignored. Questions that we consider necessary to give clarity to the exercise will be answered to you and to all other participants.
This document must be delivered via email ([email protected]) in no more than 7 calendar days after completing the previous stage. You may ask for a deadline extension if you send your progress and partial results and request it within 2 days of the deadline. Failure to meet this deadline will result in the termination of the application process.
The data that is given to you is confidential and, therefore, both the
report you create and the information shared must only be analyzed and
processed by you. In the same manner, it is expected that the report be
made only by you and is 100% of your authorship. If you feel that you
need help from other people to perform this task, this is a clue that
the current needs of
Fluid Attacks do not fit your current profile.
This type of activity is the basis of the project and team management
Fluid Attacks (management based on data and metrics),
effectively making this activity no more than a simulation of what your
everyday tasks would be.
If you stated in your application that you are a fluent English speaker by checking the "Yes" box, the report must be submitted in English.
All data given to candidates in the selection process is the same, however, for security purposes and to control the leakage of information, we have changed some data specific to each candidate in order to identify the origin of a data leak in case there is one.
We kindly ask that if you consider you are no longer interested in continuing with the selection process, you please explicitly notify us of your decision via email, so that we can minimize the time spent managing candidates.
The reports submitted by all the candidates will be compared with the master report that is carried out internally by the company, as well as with other participants.
Higher points will be rewarded to those participants who require fewer days for its completion and conclude the best actions and recommendations for the company, as well as integrating the greatest number of variables in easily understandable graphs.
We look forward to receiving an email with your report.