In the never-ending race to stay ahead of the competition, companies are developing advanced capabilities to store, process, and analyze vast amounts of data from social networks, sensors, IT systems, and other sources to improve business intelligence and decisioning capabilities. "Big data processing" refers to the tools and techniques that handle the extreme data volumes and velocities and wide variety of data formats resulting from implementing these capabilities. As organizations aggregate more and more data, they need to be aware that much of it could be financial, personal, and other types of sensitive data that are subject to global laws and regulations. In addition, security and risk professionals need to be aware of the security issues surrounding big data so they can take an active role early in these initiatives. This report will help security and risk professionals understand how to control and properly protect sensitive information in this era of big data.
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