Real-time active audits. It is now going to be essential that user activity be more rigorously analyzed, in real-time, for inappropriate behavior. Audit logs have actually been part of the problem – just another big pile of data – evidence of misuse hiding in plain sight against the backdrop of millions and millions of benign audit records.I must say, it hadn't occurred to me that privacy management could be seen as a real-time data problem. But he's right that large data sets, when not acted upon immediately, can become part of the problem. In his words, "just another big pile of data".
Thursday, January 06, 2011
"Just another big pile of data"
Jeff Jonas writes about the challenges of managing data privacy when the data concerned is Big Data. He advocates taking a real-time approach to auditing user behavior: