Cybersecurity requires an organization to collect data, analyze it, and alert on cyber anomalies in near real-time. This is a challenging endeavor when considering the variety of data sources which need to be collected and analyzed. Everything from application logs, network events, authentications systems, IOT devices, business events, cloud service logs, and more need to be taken into consideration. In addition, multiple data formats need to be transformed and conformed to be understood by both humans and ML/AI algorithms.
To solve this problem, the Aetna Global Security team developed the Unified Data Platform based on Apache NiFi, which allows them to remain agile and adapt to new security threats and the onboarding of new technologies in the Aetna environment. The platform currently has over 60 different data flows with 95% doing real-time ETL and handles over 20 billion events per day. In this session learn from Aetna’s experience building an edge to AI high-speed data pipeline with Apache NiFi.