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The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has announced the release of a new handbook from its CSA Big Data Working Group, outlining the 100 best practices in big data security.

‘The Big Data Security and Privacy Handbook: 100 Best Practices in Big Data Security and Privacy’ details the best practices that should be followed by any big data service provider to fortify their infrastructure.

The handbook presents ten compelling considerations for each of the top ten challenges in big data security and privacy.

“This is an important initiative for the cloud community as new security challenges have arisen from the coupling of big data with public cloud environments. As big data expands through streaming cloud technology, traditional security mechanisms tailored to secure small-scale, static data on firewalled and semi-isolated networks are inadequate,” said J.R. Santos, Executive Vice President of Research for the CSA. “Security and privacy issues are magnified by this volume, variety and velocity of big data. This handbook serves as a comprehensive list of best practices for companies to use when securing big data.”

Download the handbook.


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