Cloud Security Alliance and Fujitsu Laboratories launch Big Data Working Group


Infotech Lead America: The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Fujitsu Laboratories of America are collaborating to address the security and privacy challenges in big data management.

Dubbed as “Big Data Working Group,” the collaborative research effort will be chaired by Sreeranga Rajan of c and co-chaired by Neel Sundaresan ofeBay and Wilco Van Ginkel of Verizon.

Big data management is becoming highly challenging thanks to the velocity, volume, and variety of big data, such as large-scale cloud infrastructures, diversity of data sources and formats, streaming nature of data acquisition and high volume inter-cloud migration.

Everyday 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are being created, resulting in a myriad number of data security and cloud-computing security concerns, according to Sreeranga Rajan.

“By collaborating as a global community of thought leaders and researchers, we are not only looking to help the industry overcome these challenges but also to leverage new opportunities for the monitoring and detection of security threats enabled by big data,” Rajan said.

Cloud Security Alliance Big Data Working Group will identify scalable techniques to address data-centric security and privacy problems. This will help the group crystallize the best practices for security and privacy in big data.

Further the group will focus on helping industry and governments with adoption of best practices, establishing liaisons with other organizations in order to coordinate the development of big data security and privacy standards, and accelerating the adoption of novel research aimed to address security and privacy issues.

 “As a recognized leader in development and deployment of large scale cloud infrastructures, we are pleased to work with our fellow members at the CSA to develop best practices and standards for big data security and privacy,” said Yasunori Kimura, president and CEO of Fujitsu Laboratories of America. “We invite companies from around the world facing big data challenges to join us in this important research effort.”

Initially the group will provide research and guides on six specific themes: Big data-Scale Crypto, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Analytics for Security, Framework and Taxonomy, Policy and Governance and Privacy.

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