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Big-Data Security Analytics on Rise
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Re: Cyber Security is HOT
  • 2/26/2013 10:09:34 PM
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As big-data analytics rise in security, the advantage would be that despite increasing attack fronts, the surprises would reduce. The security team always would have a heads up of some kind as to where to look for or expect trouble. This is a a long way positive considering security itself can never be 100percent airtight. But on the other hand there's a risk of unnecessary paranoia and possible harrasment of people based on over-enthusiastic analytics. one observer said "torture numbers and they will give you anything".

 

Re: Cyber Security is HOT
  • 2/26/2013 9:42:21 PM
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Seth, 

I remember when all I needed was a simple password, no need for numbers, special symbols, or anything else. 

Cyber security and academics is an interesting situation, I think it will be great to have more well developed programs in universities, but your right, once its there hackers know what they need to work around. And I do not think most academic programs are agile enough to adapt quickly. 

Re: Cyber Security is HOT
  • 2/26/2013 9:23:34 PM
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I think we will definitely see a hiring trend in cyber security professionals and analytics.  It is such a rapidly evolving profession that one is going to be constantly learning to keep up.  I'm wondering how education will keep up, because once it is taught in school, hackers have already advanced. 

Remember back in the old days when all you needed was a password? 

 

Re: Cyber Security is HOT
  • 2/26/2013 9:06:17 AM
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kq4ym,

I could definatly see that being the case, the demand is there and I think a strong product could position itself well to gain a good amount of market share sice it doesnt seem as though there is much in development. 

I think the key would be to make such a product very tunable since every shop will implement security in a different way so the reporting will have to be very flexible. 

Re: Cyber Security is HOT
  • 2/26/2013 6:58:54 AM
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Security is hot and getting hotter. The mix. analyzing data to discover problems will certainly get easier as more firms demand products to check for security problems. As the demand grows, the products should get easier to use and be effective in meeting return on investment goals as well. The security analytics industry might be the next niche investment and job opportunity.

Re: Cyber Security is HOT
  • 2/25/2013 3:03:59 PM
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That is GREAT news. I know right now I have a few analytic tools that work great for real time and trending, but nothing for my logs. Something along those lines would really change network managment IMO.

Re: Cyber Security is HOT
  • 2/25/2013 2:58:50 PM
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I think the good news is the analytics involved in log management/security information and event management are getting better and better. 

Re: Cyber Security is HOT
  • 2/25/2013 2:50:48 PM
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Beth, having a toold to analyze and correlate is what I am hoping for. The raw logs do me no good because it would be a wast of time for me to go thumb threw them looking for issues, but if I had a tool that could analyze the contents of my logs and spit otu a report for me that would make their use much more proactive, which is what I would really like to see. 

and you are correct, sorting through security logs from a networks worth of devices is like looking for a needle in a haystack, and thats if your lucky/ :-)

Re: Cyber Security is HOT
  • 2/25/2013 2:33:33 PM
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bulk -- be careful what you wish for! If you have too many devices, finding useful information in the security logs can be like finding a needle in a haystack, from what i hear.  You also need a way -- ie, a tool -- to analyze the logs and correlate events for meaningful insight.

Cyber Security is HOT
  • 2/25/2013 2:17:09 PM
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First great infographic!

second, there is not question that security is HOT, it has been for about 6 or 7 years now and I do not see it cooling off anytime soon. Given the share volume of traffic that passes across networks I think injecting some big data analytics into the mix could yeld some very interesting results from a security standpoint. 

I would love to see a report generated from the security logs of all my devices, that would be a great daily report to have in my email to start the day. 



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