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Big Data: Identifying Major Threats and Removing Security and Compliance Barriers

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-06-18 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Sam Heywood, Barbara Filkins


  • Cloudera

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Big data, defined by Tech Target as the "organization, administration and governance of large volumes of both structured and unstructured data," is more than a passing fancy. More than 60% of respondents to a recent SANS survey on analytics and intelligence believe big data will play some role in detection and investigation of data breaches.

SANS has since completed its survey on big data uses and risks. It examines how big data is being used, implemented and secured. The results will be shared in this webcast, along with best practices and advice. Attend this webcast and learn:

  • Types of sensitive data being collected and stored in big data deployments
  • Big data frameworks being used
  • Risks, threats and breaches in big data environments
  • Compliance concerns and best practices, including:
  • Ownership of big data and applications
  • Risk management controls around such systems
  • Shoring up access to sensitive data and controlling data usage
  • Encryption, masking and more

Be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Barbara Filkins.

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Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barb Filkins, a senior SANS analyst who holds the CISSP and SANS GSEC (Gold) and GCH (Gold) certifications, has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. Most recently she's been involved with HIPAA security issues in the health and human services industry with clients ranging from federal agencies (DoD and VA), municipalities and commercial businesses, focusing on issues related to automation - privacy, identity theft and exposure to fraud, as well as the legal aspects of enforcing information security. Barbara sees security as an interaction of policy, process, platforms, pipes AND people.

Sam Heywood

Sam Heywood, director of product management at Cloudera, drives Cloudera’s portfolio of security technologies. He’s a seasoned product and marketing executive with leadership experience at several notable technology startups and well versed in systems management, online CRM platforms, consumer eCommerce and security technologies. Prior to Cloudera, Sam was VP of products and marketing for Gazzang, leading global product innovation and delivery, corporate marketing and demand generation programs. Sam was also senior director of products at uShip, held product and marketing management roles at Convio, and held product development roles at Tivoli.

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013, bringing with him over 35 years of experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to SANS, he was Gartner's lead security analyst for more than 13 years, working with Global 5000 corporations, government agencies and major technology and service providers. In 2008, John was named one of the top 15 most influential people in security and has frequently testified before Congress on issues relating to cybersecurity.

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