It's been a busy month, as the year winds to a close. We've made many exciting announcements around governance for Big Data, especially in the area of security. Just like with 'little data', there is no need to boil the entire ocean and lock everything down... well... depending on who you are. It does, however, require you to look at what information you keep, and then create and implement policies to protect that sensitive data. Where to start?
On 12/12/12, you can find out more and also celebrate the number 12... Who says Big Data security isn't quite cooked yet? Find out more ...join us for a free Webcast on 12/12/12 with Forrester and IBM experts: "Why Big Data Doesn't Have to Mean Big Security Challenges": https://www.techwebonlineevents.com/ars/eventregistration.do?mode=eventreg&F=1005160&K=6IK . Our keynote IBM speaker is not just some marketing talking head (and I mean that tongue in cheek to all my marketing colleagues), he is a seasoned security expert who has done hands-on implementations and knows of what he speaks.
Many of you, especially some of my retail clients, have already locked down their IT infrastructures for the year. Now is a great time to take a step back and think about your own IT security policies and how you plan to extend and implement them for Big Data. If you don't think your organization is working with Big Data yet, a good place to look is your marketing organization. Chances are they are and have been for some time, right under your nose. What kind of customer data are they keeping? Are they creating customer profiles? Enriching them with information gleaned from social media? Keeping sensitive financial information? You may in fact, have a new area of risk quietly developing. Something to think about.... I hope you can join the webcast, it promises to be a very interesting discussion.