ESG sees big data information security analytics solutions evolving along a continuum.
Does information security analytics qualify as big data? Considering the challenges involved in capturing, processing, storing, searching, sharing, analyzing, and visualizing all of the data that an organization collects from log files, external intelligence feeds, and other sources, this question is clearly answered as many organizations say that security data collection and analysis would be considered big data within their organizations today. ESG defines the term “big data” as follows: In information technology, big data is defined as a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications.
Purchasing behavior and information security organization focus has broad market implications.
FireEye, Imperva, Palo Alto Networks and SilverTail success stories driving more interest in funding information security startups.
Good concept but questions remain about timing and vendor motivation on software-defined networking (SDN) and network security.
In spite of marginal progress, privileged accounts remain vulnerable. Why? Sophisticated cyber attacks like APTs take advantage of informal processes, weak security controls, and monitoring limitations to target administrator accounts, compromise their systems, and gain access to valuable IT assets. Tactical changes don’t go far enough. Rather, CISOs need to think in terms of a privileged account security architecture offering central control, management, monitoring, and oversight of privileged accounts for IT assets throughout the enterprise.
Technology and innovation got all the attention at RSA 2013 while information security service providers can’t keep up with demand.
The recent wave of information security breaches has gotten attention from the corner office. CEOs and corporate boards are now willing to invest more time and attention in cybersecurity but they are also demanding better visibility, monitoring, and oversight of IT risk so they can make informed and timely investment decisions. Unfortunately, CISOs are hamstrung by legacy security tools which collectively generate huge volumes of data but can’t consolidate and report on this data in a way that is meaningful to the business stakeholders. What’s needed? A next-generation security management architecture built for scale, integration, automation, and business/IT analytics.
FireEye, Palo Alto Networks, and new cybersecurity requirements were buzzing at RSA 2013.
The information security industry is improving but many don’t understand the principles of security or their customers.
The information security industry is trending in the right direction but more work lies ahead.
Visible cybersecurity issues provide an opportunity for vendors to demonstrate knowledge, comprehensive solutions, and leadership at RSA Security Conference 2013.
5 things I hope to hear about at the RSA Conference – but I’m not sure I will.
Well intended cybersecurity regulations created inadvertent detours, operational overhead, and vulnerabilities.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s Information Security and Networking services. With 25 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in threat and security management as well as all aspects of network security. Recently, Jon has been an active participant with cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology within the U.S. federal government. Prior to joining ESG, Jon was the founder and principal of Hype-Free Consulting. He has also held senior management positions at GiantLoop Network, Forrester Research, Epoch Systems, and EMC Corporation.
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