Five Tips for Mitigating the Fallout from a Big Data Breach

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Look at integrating the workflow of your SEM/SEIM tools so that you can reduce time to resolution for breaches.

One of the most difficult things for SecOps teams to do during a breach is monitor dozens of dashboards and mentally “fuse” the data together, but that is in many cases exactly what we ask them to do. By having cross-tool integration, you can speed up resolution by eliminating the need to jump from one screen to another. An example is the capability to click on a dashboard alert and bring up specific packets or netflows associated with that alert.

Big Data is pervasive in the enterprise today, and it is only going to get bigger. For example, IT departments are adopting longer retention times for saved data (six months or longer) which, in turn, requires expansion of their existing networked data storage. And with mandated retention policies like Sarbanes-Oxley to account for, end users are also required to capture every data packet that is transacted and retrieve historical data for analysis without any potential data packet loss.

Organizations need to prepare themselves by expanding their network bandwidth to make their data center ‘Big Data’ ready. They also need to take steps to secure their networks. As the volume of networked data grows, data leaks, security breaches, and packet loss are inevitable. Mike Heumann, senior director of marketing, Endace division of Emulex, offers five tips to mitigate the fallout when it happens.


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