The Challenge of Big Data and IoT Security

By definition, big data means there’s a lot of it. If it’s being held in one static repository, then at least you don’t have to worry about moving it around and checking it as you do so. If on the other hand your big data is being generated by hordes of devices attached to the Internet (the Internet of Things or IoT), data security takes on a different aspect. In this case, it comes into your data centre over the network and must be checked for suspect packets before being let through into your servers and storage spaces. But how do you cope with up to terabytes of data arriving at the same time? Read more