Research based on interviews with 302 public sector cybersecurity leaders suggests that better use of data analytics would improve cyberdefense. The findings:
86%: Mining Big Data can improve IT security.
76%: IT teams tend to be reactive rather than proactive.
61%: Better data could help detect breaches.
51%: Agencies would monitor threats in real time if possible.
49%: Data should be used to perform post-attack reviews.
SOURCE: MeriTalk, “Go Big Security,” May 2015