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What is 'big data'? Understanding big data security issues

In this Ask the Expert video, Ernie Hayden answers the question of what 'big data' is and outlines big data security issues in this video.

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While the term "big data" is relatively new, SearchSecurity.com technical editor Ernie Hayden says big data, in reality, has been around forever. In the video below, Hayden answers the questions, "What is big data?" and, "Why does big data matter to enterprise information security?"

In addition to providing a definition of big data, Hayden offers an example from the utilities industry and outlines a few of the big data security issues that should be of concern to enterprise security teams.

This was last published in December 2012

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