The Ponemon Institute released the results of its first report on on how big data analytics are being used by organizations to strengthen cybersecurity postures. The report was sponsored by Cloudera, and is based on a survey with responses from 592 IT and IT security practitioners from US-based organizations across multiple industries.
As quoted in the press release:
Big Data Cybersecurity Analytics Research Report provides numerous key findings that security and risk professionals can use to understand how their peers view big data analytics as essential to defending their organizations against a wide range of attacks and threats. Several noteworthy findings reported by respondents are:
- 72 percent said big data analytics played an important role in detecting advanced cyberthreats
- 72 percent said it is impossible to get ahead of advanced threats using big data analytics with traditional technologies
- 65 percent said big data analytics are essential to creating and ensuring strong cybersecurity postures
“The data pouring into enterprise environments holds valuable information that can be used to identify and mitigate threats, but in many cases it is simply too overwhelming to extrapolate anything useful from,” said Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder, Ponemon Institute. “Not only does this first-of-its-kind report show that organizations know they have the information needed to stand up against advanced threats, it also reveals that when data is used in conjunction with the right analytic tools that it can be used to reduce risk across their organizations.”