A new resource from the Cloud Security Alliance.
[On Friday the] Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced the release of the new handbook from the CSA Big Data Working Group, outlining the 100 best practices in big data security.
The Big Data Security and Privacy Handbook: 100 Best Practices in Big Data Security and Privacy strives to detail the best practices that should be followed by any big data service provider to fortify their infrastructure. The handbook presents 10 compelling considerations for each of the top 10 challenges in big data security and privacy, which the group previously outlined in the Top Ten Big Data Security and Privacy Challenges white paper.
The term “big data’” refers to the massive amounts of digital information companies and governments collect about human beings and their environment. The amount of data generated is expected to double every two years from 2500 exabytes in 2012 to 40,000 exabytes in 2020. Large-scale cloud infrastructures, diversity of data sources and formats, the streaming nature of data acquisition and high-volume, inter-cloud migration all play a role in the creation of unique security vulnerabilities.
The handbook provides a roster of 100 best practices, ranging from typical cybersecurity measures, such as authentication and access control, to state-of-the-art cryptographic technologies. It addresses why these security measures are needed as well as how they can be implemented.
See Also: List of Cloud Security Alliance Corporate Members (including Amazon, Cengage, Dropbox and Google)