The surveyed organisations were using Big Data security analytics and the majority reported a significant benefit.
These analytics are pretty much in the early-adoption phase and include user behaviour analytics, so if you’re lucky you’ll know when someone’s about to go rogue. 87% of respondents didn’t consider themselves very advanced in the use of analytics, and of this large group only 27% had deployed user analytics.
The systems watch for aberrant behaviours and aims to root them out and block them.
Your correspondent has two personal experiences where it’s gone wrong, however: first, I went for a business trip to America and promptly had my bank card blocked because I was trying to draw dollars out instead of pounds; second, when my mobile phone provider didn’t think it was at all odd that I’d suddenly ordered a second top-of-the-range iPhone, in a transaction confirmed only yesterday as a fraud after several months of paying-for-the-phone through my normal account had happened.
That’s the thing about analytics; you have to be asking the right question…