Big Data for Better Security

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If it’s valuable to you, it’s valuable to hackers.

By Travis Sterne, Managing Editor, Connected Futures

It’s no secret that organizations are looking to digitize their business. Whether it’s a retailer creating innovative customer experiences, a manufacturer connecting its factory for increased uptime and productivity, or a city easing traffic congestion and improving public safety.

Across every digital initiative there is a single common denominator. And that’s data.

Data allows organizations to make better decisions. If used correctly, it helps customize for a more relevant experience and improves production and supply chain management. Data helps us move faster than ever before.

And yet, when it comes to security, data is both the best and worst asset. Data can take security to a whole new level. However, if it’s valuable to you, it’s also valuable to hackers. Digitizing your organization and the proliferation of connections creates a larger attack surface that becomes increasingly complex to monitor and protect.

Security analytics offers a way to use data to achieve better security insights. The infographic below shows how security data analytics can help you find employees who exhibit risky behavior, track endpoint activity, help detect unusual activity, and more.

Using security analytics as an ingredient to your security strategy will help keep you ahead of threats, which is critical to drive successful digitization of your organization.

Security Big Data Analytics - Tackling Big Threats with Big Data

More Information: Cybersecurity needs to be top of mind as the number and type of attack vectors will continue to increase as will the amount of data, creating a daunting challenge for companies and those responsible to defend the infrastructure.