Size Doesn’t Matter
Don’t just ask what big data can do for you; ask what you can do for your data.
Why big data can actually mean big problems in information security, why we tend to get lost when we’re “getting high” (mathematically), and why it is far better to have the right data than to have big data.
Last night I set down with my friend Mark Grundland who is a data scientist, mathematician, and frankly one of the smartest and kindest human beings I ever encountered in my life. I showed Mark Alex Hutton slide deck from his RVAsec talk in 2013 called “Towards A Modern Approach To Risk Management” which he loved. When he reached the part of the deck where Alex was talking about “big data” and Hadoop he tried to explain to me what is the mathematical challenges of “big data”. After a minute or so I stopped him, asked him for permission to record it and here is a revised and enhanced transcript of his explanation: