August 29, 2012
Group to provide industry with leadership, research and guidance in identifying scalable techniques for data centric security and privacy problems
SAN FRANCISCO, and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 29 — The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Fujitsu Laboratories of America today announced the launch of the Big Data Working Group, which will take industry ownership in addressing the need for collaborative research and solutions to today's big data security challenges. Chaired by Sreeranga Rajan of Fujitsu Laboratories of America with co-chairs Neel Sundaresan of eBay and Wilco Van Ginkel of Verizon, the CSA Big Data Working Group will work to address the security and privacy issues magnified today by the velocity, volume, and variety of big data, such as large-scale cloud infrastructures, diversity of data sources and formats, streaming nature of data acquisition and high volume inter-cloud migration.
"As a recognized leader in development and deployment of large scale cloud infrastructures, we are pleased to work with our fellow members at the CSA to develop best practices and standards for big data security and privacy," said Yasunori Kimura, President and CEO of Fujitsu Laboratories of America. "We invite companies from around the world facing big data challenges to join us in this important research effort."
Specifically, the CSA Big Data Working Group will be identifying scalable techniques for data-centric security and privacy problems. In doing so the group will look to crystallize the best practices for security and privacy in big data, help industry and governments with adoption of best practices, establish liaisons with other organizations in order to coordinate the development of big data security and privacy standards, and accelerate the adoption of novel research aimed to address security and privacy issues.
To address the large number of issues tied to big data security and privacy, the group will look to provide research and guides on six specific themes:
"Everyday 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are being created, resulting in a myriad number of data security and cloud-computing security concerns," said Sreeranga Rajan, Director of Software Systems Innovation at Fujitsu Laboratories of America. "By collaborating as a global community of thought leaders and researchers, we are not only looking to help the industry overcome these challenges but also to leverage new opportunities for the monitoring and detection of security threats enabled by big data."
The group's immediate focus will be to develop an experimental platform of test data sets from different industry verticals such as e-commerce and healthcare. The group's first research report, due out this fall, will identify the new and fundamentally different technical and organizational problems when addressing big data security and privacy. Future planned reports include a focus on providing specific actionable information for big data security and privacy, creating standards for big data security and privacy best practices, and establishing security and privacy test beds to help strengthen security and privacy of big data cloud platforms.
Companies and individuals interested in learning more or joining the group can visit cloudsecurityalliance.org/research/big-data/.
About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. (Japan), focusing on research on Internet, interconnect technologies, software development and solutions for several industry verticals. Conducting research in an open environment, it contributes to the global research community and the IT industry. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, see: www.fla.fujitsu.com.
Source: Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc.
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