by Joerg Sieber
How do you eat an elephant?”
“One bite at a time!”
Remember the old saying? It holds true. But what if the elephant grows every time you take a bite, as is the case in today’s IT and security world?
Every time a data analyst takes a bite out of big data, more data appears, resulting in complete overload of information to the point where analysis paralysis sets in. Data from network operations, data from your firewalls, data from your mobile security solution, data from endpoints… it all keeps streaming in. Security professionals today are dealing with a world where data literally clogs up the analysis pipeline, making it useless beyond belief. According to Goldman Sachs, 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. And the influx of data is not slowing down any time soon.