Cybersecurity and Strata+Hadoop World San Jose

Categories: Events Security, Risk, and Compliance

Cybersecurity use cases on Apache Hadoop are becoming ever more popular, and I am very thrilled to see the strong line-up of speakers and topics for the Strata+Hadoop World San Jose’s inaugural run of the “Platform Security and Cybersecurity” track. For the uninitiated we’ll provide a quick overview of why Hadoop is such a great platform for cybersecurity, go over use cases, and then then point you to some of the more innovative cybersecurity sessions at this year’s event.

The world we live in today is much different than it was 20 years ago when the first SIEM products emerged. Today there’s an expectation of employees being “always on,” which leads to world-wide mobile access to the most sensitive corporate assets. Traditional, legacy systems cannot cost effectively scale to analyze the massive volumes of data required to secure the modern environment; and hackers are using ever more sophisticated techniques that are almost impossible to detect using classic analytic strategies based on signature, correlation and descriptive analytics.

So we have a problem domain where we see exploding data sets, traditional systems that cannot scale and a need for new, advanced analytics. At the 2017 RSA show Cloudera did an in booth poll and found that

  • 51% of companies are constrained by their SIEM
  • 46% of companies are holding <=12 mos of data
  • 53% of companies cannot analyze the data they are collecting
  • 61% of companies want to get to machine learning


And into this space we see increased adoption of Hadoop based solutions. Organizations are deploying these solutions to achieve one or all of three primary objectives:

  • Faster time to incident investigation and response with comprehensive enterprise visibility
  • Anomaly detection and behavior analytics via machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Change the economics of cybersecurity with future proofed open source platform

Whether you’re a grizzled cybersecurity veteran or new to the space, things are developing quickly. The sessions below cover a broad range of interesting topics related to the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to cybersecurity and we’re thrilled to see this great line up at Strata+Hadoop World San Jose 2017. Check out the sessions below:

Operationalizing security data science for the cloud: Challenges, solutions, and trade-offs
Ram Shankar Siva Kumar (Microsoft (Azure Security Data Science)), Andrew Wicker (Microsoft (Azure Security Data Science))
11:00am–11:40am Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Paint the landscape and secure your data center with Apache Spot
Cesar Berho (Intel), Alan Ross (Intel)
11:50am–12:30pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Applying machine learning in security: Past, present, and future
Parvez Ahammad (Instart Logic)
5:10pm–5:50pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Don’t sleep on sleeper cells: Using big data to drive detection
Yinglian Xie (DataVisor)
11:00am–11:40am Thursday, March 16, 2017

Malicious site detection with large-scale belief propagation
Alexander Ulanov (Hewlett Packard Labs), Manish Marwah (Hewlett Packard Labs)
2:40pm–3:20pm Thursday, March 16, 2017

>>Schedule a meeting with a Cybersecurity + Apache Hadoop expert on-site at Strata+Hadoop World San Jose


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