While an overwhelming majority of Hadoop users agree that data security is a critical requirement, most disagree or are not sure that its native security tools provide enough protection for their sensitive data, according to a recent survey.
Despite the focus on exotic zero-day exploits and sophisticated hacking techniques, IT teams are more concerned about more mundane risks to their organizations, such as risky employee behavior and cloud security.
Web browsers should inform users when they are accessing a website over the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to make them aware of the fact that there is no data security, the Chrome Security Team said in a proposal published over the weekend.
By default, Hadoop is not secure and simply trusts that users are who they say they are. Within real business use cases, especially when confidential and sensitive data sets are involved, restricting access to only authorized users is critical.