Nov 3, 2021
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Bracing for the security data explosion

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Jon Oltsik is a principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group ESG and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and the New York Times.
CISOs should internalize this quote from the former Senator from Georgia, extrapolating its focus toward cybersecurity defense.  In other words, all decisions about cybersecurity strategies, program priorities, investments, etc. should be made based upon analysis of real-time and historical data.  What types of data?  EDR data, network meta data, cloud logs, identity data, threat intelligence, and so on. 
Some aspects of this data explosion are already happening.  ESG research indicates that:
Growing security data analysis and operationalization requirements were already a priority at the beginning of 2020.  COVID-19 added to the urgency by introducing new data analytics use cases, traffic patterns, behavioral analytics needs, and blind spots. 
Once the summer ends, CISOs will start the planning process for 2021.  As they do, even smaller enterprises need to prepare for a quantum leap in security data collection, processing, and analysis requirements. 
Here are some thoughts around this transition:
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