An Improved Security Threat Model for Big Data Life Cycle
Keywords:Big Data, Big Data Security, Security Threat Model for Big Data Life cycle
Big data is a huge amount of data created by individuals related to their medical, internet activity, social networking sites, energy usage communication patterns etc. From these sources, data is being collected and processed by various survey organizations, national statistical agencies, medical centres, and other companies etc. There are many security challenges which occur during data transactions, such as un-authentication, phishing, Vishing, data mining based attacks, etc. From a security point of view the biggest challenge for big data is the protection of user’s privacy. Yazan et.al, have presented big data lifecycle threat model. This paper does a critical review of the work. An Improved Security Threat Model for Big Data Life Cycle has been proposed as a main contribution of the paper. A new phase i.e. data creation phase has been added to the life cycle and it is claimed that the phase is very important one with respect to security and privacy. To justify the claim theoretical and statistical evidences have been provided.