University of Sioux Falls
The last few years, the authors have seen tremendous increases in the amount of data being generated and used to provide capabilities never before possible. This paper explores a means of improving cyber security using Big Data technologies augmented by ontology for preventing or reducing losses from cyber attacks. Because of the priority of this threat to national security, it is necessary to attain results far superior to those found in modern day Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Focus is on the potential application of ontology engineering to this end. Issues and potential next steps are discussed.