The 3rd ESA International Security Symposium (ISS), held in Frascati (Rome) on 13th and 14th of February, focused on how challenges related to security of Big Data can impact the activities and security of international and national organisations. The event brought together public and private stakeholders of the space sectors such as national and international space organizations, industry and academia, providing an excellent chance for networking and exchanging information.
The EU Satellite Centre (SatCen) participated with an oral presentation entitled “Information Security Challenges in the Big Data Era” given by Alexis Letulier, Head of the SatCen IT Division.
After having introduced the SatCen mission and its involvement in different Big Data projects (e.g. BigDataEurope), the presentation elaborated on how to face the Security challenges and threats in the Big Data era. To this aim, SatCen has already several tools (from physical to digital security) in place at operational level, based on best practises and customized to its specific aims.
Besides the key technical points, it was also highlighted the importance of the Value of the data. Such V is becoming one of the most significant amongst the Vs of the Big Data paradigm (widely defined as Volume, Variety, Velocity, Veracity and indeed Value): thus, the development of information extraction techniques (e.g. Machine Learning) is crucial to really benefit from Big Data technologies. These techniques should be developed and deployed using European infrastructures, in order to boost the digital society and the economic growth in Europe.