Security teams struggling to detect signs of threats hidden in mountains of data are attracted to big data analytics. But experts advise security professionals to take an incremental approach, starting out with smaller projects.
Too many organizations are spending far too much money on gathering big data that they cannot put to good use, such as for fraud prevention, says IDC analyst Jerry Silva, who stresses that investments must have strategic value.
Organizations still have concerns about sharing too much data and threat intelligence to help thwart attacks. But EMC's Kathleen Moriarty says organizations' fears about intellectual property compromises are overblown.
Today's spear-phishing campaigns are localized, small and can slip through typical spam filters. As a result, detection practices have to evolve, says researcher Gary Warner of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Solutionary is out with its 2013 Global Threat Intelligence Report. What are the top four threats to organizations, and how can they be mitigated? Security strategist Don Gray offers insights and tips.
Most organizations have more data than they know what to do with, much less understand how they can use that data in a meaningful way, say NopSec's Lisa Xu and Steven Leonard. Having the ability to aggregate that data is key.