Privacy / Security

How Big Data Analytics Can Boost Network Security

27th Aug `13, 01:18 PM in Privacy / Security

Conventional wisdom has it that a surefire way of getting your credit card black-flagged is to fill up…

BDMS
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Conventional wisdom has it that a surefire way of getting your credit card black-flagged is to fill up two or more vehicles with gas and purchase expensive sneakers within a short space of time. That’s because this type of spending behavior is rare, and it’s also indicative of a card thief who treats himself to new footwear and then fills up his own and his friends’ tanks before the card is cancelled.

This type of anomalous behavior gets spotted thanks to Big Data analysis used extensively in large enterprises such as banks to detect card fraud.

But Big Data analysis has many uses beyond fraud detection, and one of the uses that is filtering down from government circles into the enterprise is to detect anomalous network behavior that is indicative of a security breach.

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