A study from a cybersecurity analyst firm, Big Data Analytics in Cyber Defense, confirms that big data analytics offer a powerful arsenal for cyber security, but adoption is alarmingly slow. The report, released by Teradata Corp., the analytic data solutions company, and the Ponemon Institute, contains several key findings:
° Cyber-attacks are getting worse but only 20% say their organizations are more effective at stopping them. The greatest areas of cyber security risk are caused by mobility, lack of visibility and multiple global interconnected network systems.
° Fifty-six percent are aware of the technologies that provide big data analytics and 61% say they will solve pressing security issues, but only 35% have them. The 61% say big data analytics is in their future.
° Less than half of organizations are vigilant in preventing (42% anomalous and potentially malicious traffic from entering networks or detecting such traffic (49%) in their networks.
° Eighty-two percent would like big data analytics combined with anti-virus/anti-malware; 80% say anti-DoS/DDoS would make their organizations more secure.
For more info on the study visit the Ponemon Institute web site (http://www.ponemon.org/).