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Big data can be a big headache for data defenders

John P. Mello | April 26, 2013
Technology is outrunning the security needed to keep it safe

Big data may be a new technology, but from a security perspective, its following some old rules. "Organizational maturity in securing big data is lagging far behind the adoption of that technology," Chris Petersen, founder and CTO of LogRhythm, said in an interview.

"When it comes to security, businesses will generally not slow down the needs and progress of the business to have an ideal security posture," he said.

"While security catches up, there is going to vulnerability," he added. "My guess is that there id a lot of vulnerability right now in organizations adopting Hadoop."

 

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