As reported by the Ponemon Institute, the cost of a data breach in the U.S. is on average $5.4M and over $190 per record. Many organizations trying to manage their volumes of rapidly growing and changing data have faced enormous penalties and loss of business due to data breaches. Datameer has worked with a number of companies to securely implement big data analytics, including companies that specialize in software security or services. The following are 3 things to look for in a big data analytics solution, based on what we’ve gathered from these experiences.
We have found the approach to big data security is critical. Many masking and encryption solutions are effectively “bolt-on” security to a Hadoop environment. These solutions were designed for databases or data warehouses and modified to support Hadoop. Unfortunately, this bolt-on approach will often fail to scale and lead to performance issues.
In order to accelerate time to value, it’s important to have these capabilities built-in:
At Datameer, we have worked with a number of companies to build secure big data analytics solutions. Avoiding the cost of breach is critical not only because of the high cost. The loss of trust and damaged reputation as a result of data breach could put a company out of business. So you’ll want to see that a number of customers have used the solution successfully in production without incident. At Datameer, our solution is composed of:
For more information, see our webinar on the topic here.