Big data security is a big mess

Given the pace at which big data software is released, coupled with the sheer volume of data under management, the big data market is ripe for massive security breaches. It’s only a matter of time.

In fact, as a Gartner survey last year uncovered, very few companies have taken security seriously for essential infrastructure like Hadoop. At that time, a mere 2 percent of respondents cited Hadoop security as a significant concern, causing Gartner analyst Merv Adrian to exclaim, “The nearly non-existent response to the security issue is shocking.”

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