Big data takes on cybersecurity

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One of the downsides of big data is that as more and more data is generated and stored, there is a higher likelihood that data will be compromised. Now, an Israeli cybersecurity firm is working with companies in an effort to lessen the threat vector and prevent malicious actors from breaching vast amounts of data.

The startup, Seculert, is focused on corporate security threats. It has developed "Seculert Sense," which is an engine "that uses Amazon Elastic MapReduce to collect and analyze terabytes of data collected from live botnets, malware and log files that its customers upload to the the cloud," ZDNet reports.

"Now we're seeing techniques where [hackers] are trying to hack into the enterprise and acquire proprietary information. We're trying to provide information to pinpoint breaches where the system doesn't catch them," said Seculert Co-Founder Dudi Matot in an interview with ZDNet.

While big data makes enterprises more vulnerable to compromise, it also provides new ways to combat security breaches. The emergence of the cloud and big data technologies allow the security firm to process and correlate terabytes of data with very sophisticated code, producing security analytics, Matmot told the publication.

Raff said the product can also detect if remotely-connected devices have been compromised. This feature may interest IT managers at companies with high numbers of remote workers or employees participating in bring-your-own-device mobility programs. 

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