Application Security // Database Security
11/15/2013
12:00 AM
Connect Directly
Twitter
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

IT Security Faces Big Data Skills and Resource Gap

In the near future, IT security teams will not be complete without at least one data scientist among its ranks.

As IT security leaders try to base more of their day-to-day decisions on statistical analysis of relevant data coming from IT infrastructure and business processes, they're running into a skills and resource gap. Often security teams have lots of specialists with deep technical knowledge of attack techniques and trends, but they frequently lack the skills to aggregate and manipulate data in order to draw meaningful conclusions from statistical trends.

As the speed and volume of security data continues to mount, so will that gap, which is why many within the industry believe that in the coming years, an IT security team will not be complete without at least one data scientist among its ranks.

"In the past, it has always been us who has been behind the game, trying to catch up with the attackers' techniques," says Dan Mitchell, product manager of data sciences for RSA, The Security Division of EMC. "I think data science gives us the opportunity to get ahead of the attackers and have them be behind for a change."

Read the rest of this article on Dark Reading.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Lindsay379
50%
50%
Lindsay379,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/18/2013 | 9:51:02 AM
Training
Interesting thoughts. I think that to reduce the gap continuous and current training needs to be implemented. CompTIA have provided some informative insights why this benefits businesses (closes the gap, reduces downtime and increases productivity) and benefits employees (giving them the confidence and skills to do their job properly). You may find this interesting? http://skillsboost.comptia.org/companies
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2015-0750
Published: 2015-05-22
The administrative web interface in Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) 10.6(1) and earlier allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands via crafted input to unspecified fields, aka Bug ID CSCut02786.

CVE-2012-1978
Published: 2015-05-21
Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in Simple PHP Agenda 2.2.8 and earlier allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that (1) add an administrator via a request to auth/process.php, (2) delete an administrator via a request to auth/admi...

CVE-2015-0741
Published: 2015-05-21
Multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities in Cisco Prime Central for Hosted Collaboration Solution (PC4HCS) 10.6(1) and earlier allow remote attackers to hijack the authentication of arbitrary users, aka Bug ID CSCut04596.

CVE-2015-0742
Published: 2015-05-21
The Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) application in Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software 9.2(0.0), 9.2(0.104), 9.2(3.1), 9.2(3.4), 9.3(1.105), 9.3(2.100), 9.4(0.115), 100.13(0.21), 100.13(20.3), 100.13(21.9), and 100.14(1.1) does not properly implement multicast-forwarding registrati...

CVE-2015-0746
Published: 2015-05-21
The REST API in Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) 5.5(0.46.2) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (API outage) by sending many requests, aka Bug ID CSCut62022.

Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
Join security and risk expert John Pironti and Dark Reading Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson for a live online discussion of the sea-changing shift in security strategy and the many ways it is affecting IT and business.