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3/4/2014
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Elena Malykhina
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Feds Look To Big Data On Security Questions

Government IT leaders believe continuous monitoring and advanced analytics can help agencies better understand their networks and security

Government IT leaders believe the growth of big data analytics may provide new tools in combating cyber security threats, according to a new report.

The new report -- based on conversations with18 federal government IT leaders with expertise in big data, cybersecurity, and operations -- found that agencies are exploring the opportunities and threats emerging at the intersection of their big data and cybersecurity initiatives.

Experts from agencies including the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), General Services Administration (GSA), and NASA, discussed the emerging interplay between these two disciplines and other trends in a study conducted by MeriTalk, underwritten by Northrop Grumman.

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Elena Malykhina began her career at The Wall Street Journal, and her writing has appeared in various news media outlets, including Scientific American, Newsday, and the Associated Press. For several years, she was the online editor at Brandweek and later Adweek, where she ... View Full Bio

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