Cisco Goes Open-Source for Big Data Security Analytics

OpenSOC at first glance might appear to be a SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) system but according to Annie Ballew, Solutions Architect in the Cisco Security Business Group, it isn’t a SIEM technology in the traditional sense. Rather Ballew said that OpenSOC should be considered as a big data technology for security analytics.

“Our goal is to push the technology forward for overall security incident investigation and visibility by leveraging advanced big data techniques,” Ballew said.