Information security practitioners, risk professionals and executives might be blinded by the potential risks of implementing big data and thereby miss out on the value it can provide an organization. ISACA recently released a paper on Big Data which weighs the two sides and makes a clear decision which is the bigger risk.
Which is the Greater Risk?
What I like the most is the title: “It May Be Riskier to Ignore Big Data Than Implement It.” It captures my belief that the value that can be obtained by the intelligent and creative use of analytics against the massive data sets available to every organization far outweighs both the cost of the effort and any associated risk.
Most organizations recognize that there is value, although in practice that value is usually limited by their ability to define the critical business questions that can be answered by the use of the wonderful new tools available today against big data.