Security and Privacy for Big Data

Being able to process large amounts of data in a timely manner is not enough in order to be able to develop big data solutions. Every successful implementation must meet minimum requirements regarding security and data protection. This seminar imparts the necessary security competences: The seminar will increase the participants‘ awareness concerning security and data protection and they will acquire basic knowledge about how to use security solutions in big data environments.

Course facts

Date: May 10-11, 2017
Novermber 1-2, 2017 

Type of course: Blended learning seminar    

Course fee: € 950-1,900


»EIT Digital« Professional School


Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT


Format Blended learning Seminar
Duration   2-day face-to-face seminar followed by e-learning using additional digital material worth a day’s seminar material to consolidate the material taught.
Modules Modul 1 - Objectives, motivation: Security for Big Data
Modul 2 - Access control
Modul 3 - Privacy enhancing methods
Modul 4 - Data protection by crypto
Modul 5 - Security challenges Big Data
May 10th - 11th, 2017 + 1 day online learning (May 10th »Security for Big Data«, May 11th »Privacy for Big Data«)
November 1st - 2nd, 2017 + 1 day online learning (November 1st »Security for Big Data«, November 2nd »Privacy for Big Data«)
Requirements Basic knowledge about Big Data and IT.
Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT, Rheinstraße 75, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany
Two full days face-to-face training including online material: €1.900
One day face-to-face training: €950
One day face-to-face training including online material: €1.450


You may choose between three different packages.

  • Online Course: Contains all video tutorials and annotated slides (video tutorials + full set of assignments on Security and Privacy + certificate of completion). Price: 149€ incl. VAT
  • Privacy in the Context of Big Data: Contains all video tutorials and one day face-to-face workshop and annotated slides on privacy topics (video tutorials, 1 day face-to-face workshop and selected assignments on Privacy + certificate of attendance). Price: 1200€ incl. VAT
  • Security and Privacy for Big Data: Contains all video tutorials and 2-day face-to-face workshop, incl. a practical workshop on anonymization + full set of assignments on Security and Privacy + certificate of attendance. Price: 1900€ incl. VAT


Knowledge about increasing speed, mass and value is no longer sufficient for working with big data. There is a fundamental skills gap regarding security and data privacy in big data applications. At least basic knowledge in security is inevitable for a successful implementation of a big data product or service.

This course sensitizes regarding security and privacy and provides the participants with basic knowledge to apply security solutions for big data environments.

This course will enable participants to understand the emerging trends and issues in security and privacy of big data systems and applications. Guided by practical examples, the participants will learn to identify the issues to be tackled, how to choose and apply appropriate approaches, technology and tools, and how to evaluate a solution.


Introductional Videos:

  • Introduction to IT-Security
  • Security Challenges
  • Privacy
  • Privacy Preserving Technologies
  • Authorization and Authentication
  • Differential Privacy
  • Secure Multiparty Computation
  • Best Practices and Future Perspectives

Classroom (f2f-course):

    Day 1: Security

  • Introduction and Security Challenges
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Access Control in Hadoop

    Day 2: Privacy

  • Introduction to Privacy Concepts
  • Pseudonymization and Anonymization
  • Workshop on K-Anonymity
  • Privacy Enhancing technologies

Target Groups

Target Groups are: ICT professionals and data analysts who are designing or building systems that process large amounts of digital data.

EIT Digital is one of the leading european organisations, that advance digital innovations and entrepreneurial education to strenghten Europe's digital transformation.

EIT Digital mobilizes a Europe-wide ecosystem with over 130 european companies, medium-sized enterprizes, Start-ups, universities and research institutes for more digital innovations, economic growth and an increase of quality of life in Europe.  

As a community of knowledge and innovation of the European Innovations- and Technology-Institut (EIT), the work of EIT Digital focuses mainly on bringing together entrepreneurs, engineers, business developers, researcher and students, and on promoting the integration of education, research and the economy. The paneuropean network has facilities in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Trient, Budapest and Madrid.

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