By Troy Kitch-Oracle on Jun 02, 2015
According to Oracle’s Neil Mendelson, many companies today make a key mistake in setting up their big data environments.
“In an effort to gain insights and drive business growth, companies can too often overlook or underestimate the challenge of securing information in a new and unfamiliar environment,” says Mendelson, vice president for big data and advanced analytics at Oracle. That lack of attention to big data security requirements can, of course, leave the organization open to attacks from any number of unknown sources.
Other evolving circumstances also contribute to a wide range of security-related risks, hurdles, and potential pitfalls associated with big data. As the Cloud Security Alliance, an industry group, notes: “Large-scale cloud infrastructures, diversity of data sources and formats, the streaming nature of data acquisition, and high-volume inter-cloud migration all create unique security vulnerabilities.”
Learn more here about factors that complicate big data implementations, and what is required for organizations to secure the big data life cycle.