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Big Data Opportunities Need Big Data Security
December 11, 2015 Blog big data

This article was originally published by securityintelligence.com and can be viewed in full here

The adoption of big data analytics is rapidly growing. If you don’t get ahead of the curve, there’s big potential for big problems; but if you do plan ahead, there are big opportunities to successfully enable the business.

You might be wondering what the big deal is — and what makes big data special and more challenging. The trouble is that big data analytics platforms are fueled by huge volumes of often sensitive customer, product, partner, patient and other data — which usually have insufficient data security and represent low-hanging fruit for cybercriminals.

Big data analytics create significant opportunities. However, organizations must come to terms with the security challenges they introduce. Big data environments allow organizations to aggregate more and more data, largely consisting of financial, personal, intellectual property, proprietary or otherwise sensitive data. Most of this data is subject to compliance regulations.

This data is a primary target for hackers. Data security professionals need to take an active role as soon as possible.

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