Implementing Security and Auditing in a BDaaS Deployment

 

 

The number of attacks on organization’s’ IT infrastructure is growing exponentially. There were over 800 data breaches in 2016, and at an average cost of $3.79 million, according to research from the Ponemon Institute. That’s a lot of damages.  In particular, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to identify unknown threats. This problem requires the ability to store more data and better tools to analyze the data.

The talk covers limitations of current Hadoop eco-system components in handling security (Authentication, Authorization, Auditing) in multi-tenant, multi-application environments. Then it proposes how we can use Apache Ranger and HDFS super-user connections to enforce correct HDFS authorization policies and achieve the required auditing.


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Jeff Edwards

Jeff Edwards is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large.He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.
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