Just as business units can get value out of "big data," so too can IT security organizations. In this interview with SearchSecurity.com News Director Rob Westervelt, Amit Yoran, senior vice president of RSA and CEO of NetWitness, discusses big data security analytics. Yoran offers his definition of big data and how security organizations can get more out of it. Yoran also talks about using big data security analytics both for post-attack forensics and real-time threat detection. Finally, he describes the objectives of network monitoring tools that enable enterprises to record and analyze network traffic, and the state of the market for those tools.