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“Big Data” in the Cyber Security Field: Millions and Millions of Attacks?

“Big Data” is the new hot topic in academia and in the public.  With the increased ability to collect and analyze information there is a quest to mine the great sources of data that are out there in the wild.  The deeper question is not if this is a positive or negative development; but just what the data means.  Does our ability to analyze and display greater amounts of information actually make us more knowledgeable, and potentially more secure?  I would suggest that in the cyber security field, big data is perhaps trivial, and at worst, fear inflating without careful analysis and theory.

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