How can you secure big data in the information age?

Source: http://www.information-age.com/purifying-hadoop-data-lake-preventing-data-swamp-123465147/
Nick Ismail – Information Age

Organisations are collecting more information than ever — much of it now coming from an exploding range and number of devices connected via the Internet of Things

The IDC predicts continued double-digit growth for big data and business analytics through 2020 which will be used to handle this ever-growing amount of data.

However, some of the big data that is stored and processed will undoubtedly be sensitive and will therefore need to be protected. So there are things that need to be considered such as; are the environment and the data vulnerable to cyber threats and who has access to the data? And there’s also the issue of compliance.

Big data deployments are subject to the same compliance mandates (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, and SOX) and require the same protection against breaches as traditional databases and their associated applications and infrastructure.

All the best practices for data security are still applicable for big data environments. The problem is how to achieve security and compliance for big data environments given the unique challenges they present.

Much of the challenge of security big data is…

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