Gartner Research

Big Data Needs a Data-Centric Security Focus

Published: 26 March 2014

ID: G00261528

Analyst(s): Brian Lowans , Earl Perkins

Summary

CISOs should not treat big data security in isolation, but require policies that encompass all data silos to avoid security chaos. New data-centric audit and protection solutions and management approaches are required.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Big data initiatives require data to move between structured and unstructured data silos, exposing incoherent data security policies that CISOs must address to avoid security chaos
  • Market failure to offer data-centric audit and protection tools that cross the data silos is forcing CISOs to find pragmatic strategies to implement a data security governance policy
  • CISOs must address big data initiatives that will expose uncoordinated data security policies, operations and management responsibilities of security, and database and identity management teams

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