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RSA Applies Big Data to Risk Analytics to Transform Enterprise Authentication The just-announced RSA Authentication Manager 8 adds a new risk-based authentication option that leverages Big Data analytics to help organizations achieve a higher level of identity assurance in enterprise, cloud, and mobile environments. The new version combines the RSA SecurID one-time password technology with risk-based authentication that analyzes dozens of risk factors to verify end-user access to resources without compromising convenience or productivity. More RSA Executive Chairman Says Big Data Analytics Will Transform Security Big Data is transforming the security industry, information technology, business, and society said Art Coviello, EVP of EMC... more »
Storage alchemist Steve Kenniston discussed Big Data trends, announcements and issues in theCube, live from Strata 2013. He explained that "data management of big data will be crucial to IT," as well extracting value from the data collected. Conversations at Strata 2013 are more and more about capabilities of Big Data technology. While the hardware is important, it is the software that adds value and software applications in Big Data are taking up more of the attention of the industry. At the end of the day, "I want to spend my money on the valuable stuff and that ends up being... more »
Cost-effective chips that can amplify and record brain signals have apparently been a thing for a while now, but the technology only started gaining steam recently after a few venturous startups that took it upon themselves to popularize silicon-powered telekinesis. One of these companies is NeuroSky, a San Jose-based maker of commercial brainwave handsets that can plug into any computer or custom-built gadget. Our very own Kyt Dotson examined the hardware last May, and made a few observations. Kyt explains that because NeuroSky’s headset is completely non-intrusive, it can only register electromagnetic activity from the surface on the brain. These superficial sentiment... more »
The much talked-about Copyright Alert System or simply the Six Strikes anti-piracy plan has finally taken off its wings. The policy came into effect the week of Feb. 25, and is receiving mixed responses from Internet activists. Actually, most of them are in the form of critics by people one year ago came together to ward off the much-hated Stop Online Piracy Act. The process of creating Six Strikes Anti Piracy policy started when MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States, and revealed their plans to warn and punish BitTorrent pirates, in 2011. Following... more »
Rackspace just announced this morning that it has snatched up ObjectRocket, an emerging Database-as-a-Service provider. Terms of the deal, which is set to close later today, were not disclosed. ObjectRocket offers developers a cloud-based environment that’s built to run MongoDB, a popular NoSQL database developed by a company called 10gen. The service is available on-demand and starts at $29 per 1GB. Pricing is not expected to change with the acquisition. The startup maintains offices in Boston and Silicon Valley, and its platform is hosted at two separate locations on the East coast and West coast. As a part of the deal, the... more »
HP Announces New Security Research Organization, Along with Security Report and Enterprise Security Efforts
HP has announced a new research organization designed to help organizations better understand the evolving threat landscape and build an effective defense strategy against cybercriminals, hacktivists and other forms of cyber attack. The company also released its annual HP Cyber Security Report, providing insight into the vulnerability landscape with a range of data covering technologies such as web and mobile. Along with that news, HP Enterprise Services has emerged with the first of several reports that demonstrate the need for a significant shift in the way enterprises protect their information, as well as services that enable clients to more quickly... more »
If you're a fan of the news, then you probably know who Kim Dotcom is. Well, it appears the German-born internet titan (in more than one sense of the word) has cast himself into the spotlight again with his latest innovation. "What is the new product," you might ask? Well, its simple really. Each Mega account's accompanying email service will now be featuring an end-to-end encryption, making all emails on a Mega account safe from prying eyes. Known for being a bit of a rabble-rouser, it should come as no surprise that the latest addition to the Mega product was developed, as Dotcom... more »
theCube invited Scott Howser, VP Marketing Hadapt, to discuss the startup's progress thus far and their opinion on the big "Hadoop War" conversation going on right now, started by Greenplum's aggressive announcement on Pivotal HD. In a live interview at Strata 2013, Howser stated that Hadapt believes "the worlds of SQL and Hadoop will converge" sometime into the future. Therefore, Hadapt's efforts to bringing SQL to Hadoop have presented the company a privileged position in the market. Asked to comment on Greenplum's statements that it has a more mature database, developed over the past 11 years, while Hadapt is the new kid on the block, Howser pointed... more »
The Big Data era has arrived and IT teams will have to welcome it with open arms if they’re to be successful in heading off a new breed of security threats, says RSA’s Executive Vice President Art Coviello. Speaking at his keynote during the 22nd annual RSA Conference yesterday, Coviello spoke of his belief that Big Data is set to transform the way in which enterprises architect and manage their IT security. And this can only be a good thing, insists Coviello, for Big Data will finally help the “good guys” to move one step ahead of the “bad guys”. According to... more »
Josh Klahr, VP of Product Management, discussed the recent EMC Greenplum announcement on Pivotal HD inside theCube, live at Strata 2013. While it is true that Greenplum delayed the Pivotal HD announcement which consisted of bringing SQL to Hadoop, Klahr explained that the new release is based a year-and-a-half of technology development to bring parallel database technology to Hadoop. "It takes a long time to build scalable query processing," Klahr said, this being an area where Greenplum excelled and turned it into a differentiator. Commenting on the aggressive stance against industry rivals like Cloudera's Impala, and Hive, the Greenplum VB stated that "the... more »