Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CSA Big Data Working Group Looks at Security and Scalability

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Fujitsu Laboratories of America has set up a  Big Data Working Group to address the security and privacy issues magnified today by the velocity, volume, and variety of big data, such as large-scale cloud infrastructures, diversity of data sources and formats, streaming nature of data acquisition and high volume inter-cloud migration.

The group is chaired by Sreeranga Rajan of Fujitsu Laboratories of America with co-chairs Neel Sundaresan of eBay and Wilco Van Ginkel of Verizon.

Specifically, the CSA Big Data Working Group will be identifying scalable techniques for data-centric security and privacy problems. The group will look to provide research and guides on six specific themes:

  • Big data-Scale Crypto
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Data Analytics for Security
  • Framework and Taxonomy
  • Policy and Governance
  • Privacy

“Everyday 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are being created resulting in a myriad number of data security and cloud-computing security concerns,” said Sreeranga Rajan, Director of Software Systems Innovation at Fujitsu Laboratories of America. “By collaborating as a global community of thought leaders and researchers, we are not only looking to help the industry overcome these challenges but also to leverage new opportunities for the monitoring and detection of security threats enabled by big data.”