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Big data analytics: New patterns emerge for security
This article is part of the June 2013 / Volume 15 / No. 5 issue of Information Security magazine
The Boston Marathon bombings offer a stark reminder of the failings of big data and security, namely intelligence agencies inabilities to connect the dots—before and after the April 15 attacks. The lack of information sharing across organizations and business units, or awareness that a particular data set even exists, is a common problem. Big data analytics can help solve this dilemma, according to its proponents, and provide data intelligence that detects suspicious patterns and potential threats by expanding the definition of security data to all parts of the business. Intelligence-driven security fueled by big data analytics will disrupt several infosec product segments in the next two years, according to executives at RSA, the security division of EMC. “With the pervasiveness of big data touching everything we do,” said Arthur Coviello, Jr., EMC executive vice president and chairman of the RSA security division, during his RSA keynote in February, “our attack surface is about to be altered and expand, and our risks magnified...
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Features in this issue
As MDM products rapidly evolve to support the growth of BYOD smartphones and tablets, security professionals need to rethink mobility policies.
Will big data analytics make security better? With data scientists in short supply, solution providers rush to provide big data analytics tools.
Cloud service providers are working with authorized third-party auditors to meet FedRAMP security controls. The 3PAOs tell us how it’s going, so far.
Columns in this issue
Philip Clarke, co-leader of the Wireless and Mobility track at Nemertes Research, reports on what’s ahead for mobile device management solutions.
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