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The advent of big data hasn’t changed the ideas behind most enterprise security practices, but it has made them better. While network security and endpoint security have always relied on the processing of files or traffic against threat databases of to determine whether they’re dangerous, big data lets them gather, store and analyze much more data. The result, in theory, are products that are more intelligent than their predecessors and that make the guys tasked with keeping a company secure that much better at their jobs.

Here are seven big data-inspired approaches to security that have piqued my interest lately. I know I’m leaving out a lot of other approaches and companies, so please fill in the blanks in the comments section.

Prioritizing threats

Software-as-a-Service security startup Risk I/O announced $5.25 million in venture capital funding on Tuesday, based in large part on its ability to simplify security administrators’ lives…

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