How Big Data is Improving Cyber Security

Big data and analytics is showing promise with improving cyber security. 90% of respondents from MeriTalk’s new U.S. government survey said they’ve seen a decline in security breaches. 84% of respondents said they’ve used big data to help block these attacks. Not surprising, companies that are already heavy analytics users have a greater amount of confidence when it comes to using analytics to detect threats. An article in ITWire states that, “on 11 common cyber threats, the biggest gaps concern the organization’s ability to detect advanced malware/ransomware, compromised devices (e.g., credential theft), zero-day attacks and malicious insiders. The smallest gaps concern denial of services, web-based attacks and spear phishing/social engineering.” Keeping Up with the Volume Of course, there are still many challenges as new cyber security threats are popping up daily. Of…

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