BlueTalon Founder to Present Key Principles for Data-Centric Security at Strata + Hadoop World

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 29, 2016) -

Pratik Verma,
Founder and Chief Product Officer, BlueTalon, Inc., the Emerging Leader in Data-Centric Security

Strata + Hadoop World is where big data's most influential business decision makers, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. In the session, "Three Principles for a Data-centric Security Architecture to Simplify Your Life," BlueTalon Founder and Chief Product Officer, Pratik Verma, will highlight the need to embrace a new security architecture to protect sensitive data in a big data environment. These include:

  • Bring business context to policy decisions. Policies based on user, data, or session attributes align security with business needs, and allow data owners to specify what they want protected.
  • Distribute enforcement and centralize policies. Decoupling policy decision from enforcement allows for policies to be managed centrally and applied consistently to any data stores -- Hadoop, RDBMS, or file systems -- on premises or in the cloud.
  • Deliver visibility at the data layer. With controls at the data layer, security teams gain unprecedented visibility into who has accessed what data. 

Big data projects create exciting new opportunities for businesses, but also expose them to new security risks if access controls remain siloed in applications.

It's still too easy for hackers to bypass perimeter defenses and steal valid user credentials that give them access to millions of records. The problem is only getting worse with big data and cloud deployments. A critical layer in an effective defense-in-depth strategy is data-centric security, to protect an organization's most valuable asset -- the data itself.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 1:50 - 2:30 p.m. PDT

Strata + Hadoop World
San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Room LL21 B

About BlueTalon:

BlueTalon is the leading provider of data-centric security for Hadoop, SQL, and big data environments deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Top Fortune 500 companies use BlueTalon to control their data and give users access to the data they need, not a byte more, while gaining unparalleled flexibility in the deployment of data resources. The BlueTalon Policy Engine provides precise authorization, fine-grained filtering, dynamic data masking, stealth analytics and auditing across applications and enterprise data stores. Follow BlueTalon at @bluetalon or visit