I agree that it is “Time For New Tools.” What about security?
I recently read the Gartner Report "Big Data Needs a Data-Centric Security Focus" concluding "In order to avoid security chaos, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) need to approach big data through a data-centric approach" and "Analysts reckon that over 80 percent of organizations will fail to initiate a consolidated data security policy across all their data silos by 2016, resulting in potential non-compliance, security breaches and financial liabilities.
The report suggests that new data-centric audit and protection solutions and management approaches are required. I also noted that companies are starting to follow these guidelines. Hortonworks recently released these types of features, including data tokenization, advanced HDFS Encryption, key management and auditing.
I think it is time to re-think our security approach and be more data-centric.
Ulf Mattsson, CTO Protegrity