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Future Internet 2016, 8(3), 44;

Main Issues in Big Data Security

Alarcos Research Group, University of Castilla-La Mancha, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain
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Academic Editor: Dino Giuli
Received: 24 June 2016 / Revised: 27 August 2016 / Accepted: 29 August 2016 / Published: 1 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Security in Cloud Computing and Big Data)
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Data is currently one of the most important assets for companies in every field. The continuous growth in the importance and volume of data has created a new problem: it cannot be handled by traditional analysis techniques. This problem was, therefore, solved through the creation of a new paradigm: Big Data. However, Big Data originated new issues related not only to the volume or the variety of the data, but also to data security and privacy. In order to obtain a full perspective of the problem, we decided to carry out an investigation with the objective of highlighting the main issues regarding Big Data security, and also the solutions proposed by the scientific community to solve them. In this paper, we explain the results obtained after applying a systematic mapping study to security in the Big Data ecosystem. It is almost impossible to carry out detailed research into the entire topic of security, and the outcome of this research is, therefore, a big picture of the main problems related to security in a Big Data system, along with the principal solutions to them proposed by the research community. View Full-Text
Keywords: Big Data; security; systematic mapping study Big Data; security; systematic mapping study

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Moreno, J.; Serrano, M.A.; Fernández-Medina, E. Main Issues in Big Data Security. Future Internet 2016, 8, 44.

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