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Wednesday, October 2 • 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Lightning Talk: Because Kerberos is not enough: Setting a higher standard for securing Big Data

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Although Hadoop and similar NoSQL data stores enable any organization, large or small, to collect, manage and analyze immense data sets, the security of their Big Data environment remains at risk. 

Originally developed to store and manipulate public URLs, Hadoop was not created with security in mind. However, this leaves gaps in the security infrastructure of the Hadoop cluster. 
To add security capabilities into a big data environment, functions need to scale with the data. Bolt-on security does not scale well, and simply cannot keep up.
A truly robust, secure Big Data environment must be applied where the data resides, and in a way that is compatible with the distributed computing environment.

This discussion will focus on the security gaps that exist within the Big Data / Hadoop ecosystem, and steps users must take to protect their data stores. Only a new approach that addresses the unique architecture of distributed computing can meet the security requirements of the Hadoop cluster environment. 

Speakers
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Brian Christian

CTO, Zettaset, Inc.
Brian Christian is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Zettaset, and is the visionary behind its products and platforms. Zettaset is the latest in a series of successful ventures that he has created. Previous experience includes SPI Dynamics, which was the leading expert in Web application security assessment and testing before its successful exit to Hewlett-Packard in 2007. Brian has over 16 years of experience in high tech positions... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2013 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123