Big Data – Big Help or Big Risk?

By Andy Thurai (Twitter: @AndyThurai)

[Original shorter version of this article appeared on PW http://tiny.cc/gbiczw]

As promised in my last blog “Big Data, API, and IoT …..Newer technologies protected by older security” here is a deep dive on Big Data security and how to effortlessly secure Big Data effectively.

It is an unfortunate fact that like other open source models, Hadoop has followed a similar path in that it hasn’t focused that much on security.  “Project Rhino”, an Apache Hadoop security project initiative spearheaded by Intel is aimed at correcting the inherent deficits that previously made Hadoop an untenable solution for security conscious enterprises.

In order to effectively use Big Data, it needs to be secured properly. However if you try to force fit everything into an older security model with older security tools, you will undoubtedly end up compromising more than you think.

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