Training: 8–9 November 2016
Tutorials & Conference: 9–11 November 2016
Amsterdam, NL

Security analytics using big data and Apache Hadoop: Beyond the hype

Eddie Garcia (Cloudera)
14:10–14:50 Friday, 11 November, 2016
Security in context (security datasci)
Location: G104/105 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with the Apache Hadoop ecosystem

What you'll learn

  • Understand how Apache Hadoop is being used today for security analytics
  • Learn how to bring these capabilities to your own organization


The use of big data and machine learning to detect and predict security threats is a growing trend, with interest from financial institutions, telecommunications providers, healthcare companies, and governments alike. But is this technology all hype or real?

Eddie Garcia explores how real companies are using Hadoop-based solutions to protect their organizations and discusses new solutions that are in development and will be available in the near future. Eddie also offers an overview of Open Network Insight, an Apache-licensed open source project that uses Apache Hadoop and machine learning for network security analytics.

Join Eddie to understand how big data is being used today for cybersecurity analytics.

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Eddie Garcia


Eddie Garcia is chief information security officer at Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management, where he draws on his more than 20 years of information and data security experience to help Cloudera Enterprise customers reduce security and compliance risks associated with sensitive datasets stored and accessed in Apache Hadoop environments. Previously, Eddie was the vice president of infosec and engineering for Gazzang prior to its acquisition by Cloudera, where he architected and implemented secure and compliant big data infrastructures for customers in the financial services, healthcare, and public sector industries to meet PCI, HIPAA, FERPA, FISMA, and EU data security requirements. He was also the chief architect of the Gazzang zNcrypt product and is author of three patents for data security.