A few days ago, Walter Silveti, our Sales Manager for Latin America, participated as a speaker at the Level 3 forum: “BIG DATA, SMALL WORLD. Looking to convert data into reliable and timely information,” wich took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Walter took an interesting approach on this topic as he highlighted that, despite the huge volume of data and information that companies generate today, only what is relevant to rhe business is important to management.
Also, being one of the only Security specialists at the event, he explained how “Big Data is a Big Problem”, when it comes to Security, as operating systems, databases, communication equipment and applications generate a huge amount of information complying with the 3Vs: Volume, Variety and Velocity.
“There is a big variety of logs in which events are registered in different formats. That is why it is very important to have an efficient tool to correlate and detect certain situations in real time. A security log generates a huge amount of data per day and not all of it is relevant. Moreover, this data is saved in different ways, which are not standardized, due to which it´s important to be able to reduce that amount of information and standardize it to ease its management,” said Walter.
In the financial system, for example, all this information is used to analyze the compliance of several regulations and practices such as: rules from the Central Bank or supervisory entities, and international norms such as SOX or PCI. That’s how we add another V with our monitoring tool: the V for VISIBILITY, an extra V that really contributes and adds value to the business, turning data into trusty and timely information.