Tech-Security Conference NYC
New York, NY
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Data Connectors Tech-Security Conference features discussions around current tech-security issues such as cloud security, email and social media security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security, and USB drives security.

Talks

The Big Data Approach to Network Security

Paul Curtis View Bio

With all the activity going on in your network devices, it can be extremely hard to filter out the bad from the good. How can you quickly and effectively distinguish a network intrusion attempt from an expected and authorized event? A great approach for getting in front of those attacks involves the use of big data technologies for predictive analytics. By analyzing all your network event data with Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, you can build models that identify “normal” behavior as well as anomalous behavior. The anomalies signal potential security threats, and using Hadoop/Spark gives you the high performance and scalable platform to more accurately alert you to take action.

Speakers

Paul Curtis

Paul is a Solutions Engineer at MapR, where he provides pre- and post-sales technical support. Prior to joining MapR, Paul served as Senior Operations Engineer for Unami, a startup founded to deliver on the promise of interactive TV for consumers, networks and advertisers. Previously, Paul was Systems Manager for Spiral Universe, a company providing school administration software as a service. He has also held senior support engineer positions at Sun Microsystems, as well as enterprise account technical management positions for both Netscape and FileNet. Earlier in his career, Paul worked in application development for Applix, IBM Service Bureau, and Ticketron. His background extends back to the ancient personal computing days, having started his first full time programming job on the day the IBM PC was introduced.