Meta Data, Big Data and the Coming Tectonic Shift in Security

Meta Data, Big Data and the Coming Tectonic Shift in Security

 

Available On Demand
Duration 1h 0min
Speakers
Shehzad Merchant
CTO
Gigamon
Shehzad Merchant
Shehzad Merchant serves as Chief Technology Officer of Gigamon bringing over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Prior to joining Gigamon, Shehzad served as the CTO at Extreme Networks, and is the author of several networking and communications patents. He is a frequent speaker at various industry events including Interop and Open Networking Summit, and has been engaged with many standards bodies including the IEEE, IETF and ONF. Prior to Extreme Networks, he was the co-founder and VP of Products at Polytime Systems, following on from various senior architectural and research roles at Allied Telesyn, Nevis Networks and SRI. Shehzad holds a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering from USC and an Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai.

While yesterdays’ security model was largely based on prevention of breaches, tomorrow’s security solutions will increasingly focus on detection of breaches from within followed by containment. This is a large shift both in terms of investment dollars and technologies. Focusing on detection of breaches provides an opportunity to reverse the asymmetry between the attacker and defender and shift the odds of success in favor or the defender. However, a detection based strategy requires building context of the organization’s operating environment, triangulating bad-like behavior against what is normal-like behavior for an organization and trying to identify anomalies that could lead to the presence of malware in the organization. This requires marrying big data type solutions with SIEM type technologies. In this new world of big data for security, the ability to both, generate relevant and increasingly large volumes of data, as well as consume, correlate, index and alert on that data will require powerful and unique solutions that a defender can leverage as the core of their cyber security strategy.

Join Gigamon in this webinar to understand:

  • Where the world of cyber security is going
  • The role of big data solutions in this changing landscape
  • How the defender need to re-think their cyber security strategy
Already a member? Login