Harnessing big data technologies for the organization needs may improve its ability to detect and respond to threats, but at the same time it might pose new threats to information security (Matturdi et al., 2014; Yang et al., 2016). This research aims to comprehensively map and analyze the perceptions of information system administrators about the challenges faced by the information security field at the age of big data. In addition, we will strive to build a broad map of current solutions designated to cope with these challenges. The research will be conducted using a mixed methodology of Exploratory Sequential Research, consisting of both a qualitative phase and a quantitative phase. The quantitative phase will be conducted by using semi-structured interviews and the quantitative phase will make use of closed-ended questionnaires. As far as we know, this is the first academic research in Israel that strives to comprehensively map perceptions of information system administrators about the challenges of information security at the new era of big data and the first ever to collect first-person evidence from the people who practically work in this field. The study may bear significant contribution for the academic research in understanding various information security issues associated with the emerging technologies of big data. In addition, the data that will be collected may be used for the establishment of tools aim to bridge the gap between big data utilization and information security protection.
Information Security, Big Data, Privacy, Enterprise Systems
Technologies in Society
Head of the Computer Science Department, Jerusalem, Israael, Jerusalem College of Technology
Information Science, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
I am a second year doctoral student at the Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. I am also a Web-intelligent analyst and team leader for an established start-up company (Evercompliant), which harvets big data tools for the monitoring and detection of online transaction laundering.