This morning, EMC announced a new landmark product: RSA Security Analytics.
While there's a lot to appreciate in the specifics of the product itself, I think the real story is how this announcement evidences a substantial shift in how we think about information security.
Information has quickly become the most critical enterprise asset. It's inevitably attracted a new class of attacks and attackers.
As a result, information security concerns have quickly escalated beyond IT to the board of directors. The threat landscape has radically shifted over the last few years -- and people are paying very close attention.
At the same time, big data analytics has amply demonstrated its power to radically transform the effectiveness of most any important business process. Powerful predictive models fed with diverse data sources routinely produces astonishing results.
Improving information security most certainly qualifies as one of those critically important business processes.
And it shouldn't be any surprise that security professionals are starting to reach for a new class of more powerful tools.