Two is Better Than One: Big Data and Cyber Security Unite

By Ami Gal

5.12.2014 twitter linkedin facebook

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, once said: “ – there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.”
The “unknown unknowns” is the case with Big Data and cyber security…

How Big Data and cyber security are connected

The expansion of social networks, popularity of interconnected devices and the evolution of the “Internet of Things” has created a breeding ground for new cyber attacks. As companies and government organizations continue to collect as much information as possible about their customers/residents, the chances of a potential security breach only increases.
So how can companies and organizations ensure the protection of their most valuable information against the growing volume of cyber attacks? The answer may seem as simple as Big Data analytics, but how to manage that data correctly is the real question.

Using Big Data in security

Ori Netzer, VP of Product Management at SQream Technologies, provides insights on how Big Data should be used to combat cyber attacks, touching on the most important topics regarding Big Data and cyber threats. Mr. Netzer will present this topic at InfoSec 2014, demonstrating how SQream’s ultra fast Big Data analytics can save the day!

Why is Big Data the best option for combating cyber attacks?

Big Data is being used more than ever before for cyber security for 2 main reasons:

  • Big Data analysis can predict cyber attacks in real-time (zero-day attacks), making it possible to combat the attack immediately.
  • Big Data technologies allow professionals to mesh data from different sources in order to gain a clearer picture.

And, according to the research firm, Gartner, more than 25% of global firms will adopt Big Data analytics for at least one security use case by 2016 – an 8% increase from today.

Big Data will revolutionize cyber security

To learn more about Big Data and cyber attacks, be sure to visit SQream Technologies at InfoSec 2014. Ori Netzer will be presenting on how Big Data is revolutionizing cyber security at 14:10, during the second session of the event. See you there!