The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) recently named security one of the top five trends in analytics for 2015.
As stated in the INFORMS announcement:
With the number of security breaches on major corporations being reported almost weekly, such as at Target, The Home Depot and more recently at Sony Pictures, there will be a significant increase in investment across the board in safeguarding commerce and privacy on the Internet. The importance of applying analytics methods – from using decision analysis to guide investment choices, to statistical methods, to detect-and-anticipate breaches and optimization models, to improve infrastructure design for safety, reliability and performance – will accelerate and continue to grow in 2015.
As we wrote in a recent post, situational intelligence provides a crucial, comprehensive platform for use in preventing, preparing for, detecting and responding to physical and cyber security threats.