RSA sees 'big data' as key to corporate security (podcast)

RSA Vice President Brian Fitzgerald discusses why analyzing a company's stores of data can help spot abnormalities that could identify an ongoing attack.

Big data is a major theme for RSA.

Big data is one the the big themes at this week's annual RSA security conference in San Francisco.

RSA Vice President Brian Fitzgerald
That's because analyzing a company's stores of data is another step in improving information security, RSA Vice President Brian Fitzgerald said.

"Classic security defenses are no longer that effective in a world where data centers no longer have a fixed perimeter. They're connected to suppliers and to customers. Information is flowing between partners on a massive scale," he said in an audio podcast (scroll down to listen).

Analyzing a company's data allows you to "look at behavior and understand what's happening in a data center, look for unusual behavior, and then make sure that that can be defended against," he said.


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