Filling the gaps in security information management

Industry leaders discuss what the future holds for the flow of security data


The future of security information management may be aided by the evolution of what’s referred to in the IT world as “big data analytics,” which allows users to examine large amounts of information to decipher different patterns. Though it is in its infancy, Fairchild said the technology is already being used by retailers to find patterns in consumer shopping behavior for the purpose of developing individualized marketing campaigns. This capability could provide security departments with an advantage when it comes to determining where more resources should be devoted. Just exactly how this will play out is anyone’s guess, but it’s only a matter of time before the flow of security information becomes more streamlined.