Be prepared for BIG Data revolution, says RSA
RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has released a security brief asserting that Big Data will be a driver for major change across the security industry and will fuel intelligence-driven security models. Big Data is expected to dramatically alter almost every discipline within information security. The new brief predicts Big Data analytics will likely have market-changing impact on most product categories in the information security sector by 2015, including SIEM, network monitoring, user authentication and authorisation, identity management, fraud detection, and governance, risk and compliance systems.
Authors of the brief assert that changes driven by Big Data have already begun. This year, leading security organisations will deploy commercial, off-the-shelf Big Data solutions to support their security operations. Previously, the advanced data analytics tools deployed within SOCs were custom-built, but 2013 marks the beginning of the commercialisation of Big Data technologies in security, a trend that will reshape security approaches, solutions, and spending over the coming years.
Longer term, Big Data will also change the nature of conventional security controls such as anti-malware, data loss prevention and firewalls. Within three to five years, data analytics tools will further evolve to enable a range of advanced predictive capabilities and automated real-time controls.