Why Infosec Practitioners are Turning into Data Scientists

Security practitioners cannot wait for the information they need to protect the enterprise, and thus the speed of delivery becomes a driving factor in the success or failure of the data-driven security enterprise.

Because IT managers responsible for protecting the enterprise crown jewels—namely, data—face increasing threats against everything from fraudsters and data thieves all the way to up to nation-states, the need to react quickly to an imminent threat has never been more important. Speed is essential to just about everything: sports, online trading, moving data workloads from one place to another, mitigating security threats, getting to church on time—we could go on.

Author: Chris Preimesberger


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