Hadoop Forensics, Tackling the elephant in the room

Expo Theatre (Hall G) October 23, 2012 - Feedback     

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Kevvie Fowler

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve heard that Hadoop is regarded as the miracle solution for the big data needs of business. It is not uncommon for Hadoop clusters to store and process terabytes of sensitive information. Hadoop’s enormous data stores and inherit security issues make it the perfect storm of risk for an organization. With Hadoop support now included within modern operating systems and relational databases, its adoption will continue to grow at an unbelievable rate. It’s only a matter of time before Hadoop clusters are attacked and digital forensic investigators will be tasked with investigating them.

Hadoop’s enormous data storage and distributed processing architecture defies the current practice of digital forensics allowing it to remain “the elephant in the room” for security and forensics professionals alike..until now. This session will tackle the Hadoop forensics problem head-on by covering a new big data approach to forensics and new practices to preserve and analyze evidence within the unpublished internals of Hadoop. This is a must-attend session for anyone looking to investigate, exploit, secure or audit Hadoop.