Recent high-profile national security breaches, such as the Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning cases, underscore the need for a new approach to detecting and mitigating insider threats. One emerging trend is the importance of big data security analytics and automated response.
In a March 2012 report Gartner states that “information security is becoming a big data analytics problem, where massive amounts of data will be correlated, analyzed and mined for meaningful patterns.” In fact, the firm estimates that the amount of data analyzed by enterprise information security organizations will double every year through 2016 when 40 percent of enterprises . . .