Sqrrl Blog

Dec 1, 2014 8:30:00 AM

BlackEnergy: Mitigation with Big Data Analytics

The Lurking Threat

In late October, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) issued a formal alert warning that it had “identified a sophisticated malware campaign that has compromised numerous industrial control systems,” including GE Cimplicity and Siemens WinCC platforms, from as far back as 2011. These are widely used to control and monitor critical infrastructure from gas pipelines to electrical grids, so the threat has prompted a rising concern in the energy community that systems across the country have been compromised and could be imminently threatened by malicious actors.

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Topics: Accumulo, Hadoop, Big Data Security, Cybersecurity, APT Campaign, Malware

Nov 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Coordinated Information Sharing on Cyber Threats and Secure Data Management

The Evolving Threat Landscape

Mitigating cyber threats is a difficult task. As has been shown time and again in various recent data breaches, maintaining up to date security measures and abiding by industry prescribed best practices can leave even the most prominent and incident-ready organizations open to breaches. With a diverse range of constantly evolving Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), traditional defenses like firewalls and signature-based malware detectors are at an inherent disadvantage against motivated attackers looking to infiltrate data systems of all kinds.

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Topics: Accumulo, Big Data Security, Sqrrl Enterprise, Partnership, Info Sharing

Oct 29, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The "Pawn Storm" Campaign and Dynamic Threat Detection

An advanced and widespread malware campaign dubbed “Pawn Storm” was recently profiled in a white paper by security researcher Trend Micro. The campaign has reportedly been targeting and compromising a number of high value government and private sector defense systems across the world for the past several years.

Target and Scope

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Breach Detection, APT Campaign, Malware

Oct 16, 2014 8:00:00 AM

JPMorgan and Big Data Security Analytics

Editor’s Note: This will be the first in a series of regular blog posts where we track the current state-of-the-art around cyber attacks and assess how Sqrrl’s Big Data Analytic Platform can assist in these situations.

The Attack

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Topics: Big Data Security, Cybersecurity, Breach Detection

Aug 20, 2014 2:24:00 PM

The NoSQL Animal Kingdom

With NoSQL Now! is currently underway in the Valley (and with a few Sqrrls in attendance), I got to thinking about how this phenomenon came to be, how it gained momentum, and the types of possibility we have before us in terms of solving actual problems.

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Topics: NoSQL, Sqrrl Enterprise, Graphs

Aug 11, 2014 2:36:07 PM

Accumulo Summit Technical Talks and Videos

On June 12th, we co-sponsored the first annual Accumulo Summit. The event was a great success with over 300 people in attendance. A major highlight of the day was hearing from General Keith Alexander, Former Director/Chief of the NSA/CSS & Commander U.S. Cyber Command. Also notable, were the keynote presentations by Dr. John Wilson of Optum as well as John Elser (Hortonworks) & Sean Busbey (Cloudera). Some of the technical talks included the following:

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Topics: Accumulo, Blog Post

Jul 16, 2014 2:19:01 PM

Bulk Loading in Sqrrl Pt.2: Custom Transformers for Graph Construction

This is the second post in a series by Chris McCubbin, Sqrrl's Director of Data Science. It covers using Sqrrl's Transformer API to directly emit knowledge graph objects, and highlights some examples including breadth-first search and graph query.

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Topics: Graphs

Jun 30, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Bulk Loading in Sqrrl Pt.1: The Basics

This post is by Sqrrl's Director of Data Science and Co-Founder, Chris McCubbin. It covers the basic design and functionality behind the Bulk Loading API on Sqrrl's ingest pipeline. In a future post, Chris will cover using the advanced Transformer interface of the API to construct graph objects.
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Topics: Accumulo, Big Data, Blog Post, Sqrrl Enterprise

Jun 24, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Accumulo Summit 2014 Recap

On June 12th, we co-sponsored the first annual Accumulo Summit. The event was a huge success, having a sold-out attendance of over 300 people. It was great to see the community come together to share experiences, best practices and new ideas for employing Accumulo technology.  

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Topics: Accumulo

May 27, 2014 3:40:00 PM

Sqrrl named to CRN's 'Big Data 100' list

Sqrrl is excited to announce that it has been recognized as a business analytics vendor that has ”demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help business work with big data” by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN Magazine.

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Topics: Big Data, Blog Post, Sqrrl Enterprise, Awards

        

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