The growing use of big data has definite links to the problem of cybersecurity. Contrary to what many might think, the linkage is not all negative. While the risks in use of big data need to be controlled as do any other IT application, nevertheless big data can be useful in helping to control that risk. For example, predictive analytics can be applied to a combination of historical data and statistical metadata to give enterprises the ability to predict the probability of an intrusive event happening in the future. Also, big data analytics enables the data to be retained in its original form, whether structured or unstructured, thus providing much more flexibility in the analytical process. For a good rundown on this area, click this link.