IT teams take big data security issues into their own hands

Data security needs to be addressed upfront in deployments of big data systems — and users are likely to find they have to build some security capabilities themselves.

When TMW Systems Inc. began building a big data environment to run advanced analytics applications three years ago, the first step wasn’t designing and implementing the Hadoop-based architecture — rather, it involved putting together a framework to secure the data going into the new platform. “I started with the security model,” said Timothy Leonard, TMW’s executive vice president of operations and CTO.

Author: Craig Stedman


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