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Data Gone Wild: Rampant Growth and Clouds Heighten Risk

Sep 26, 2019 |

Data may be the new oil, serving as the digital feedstock for innumerable downstream products. But like oil, data also carries risks for those attempting to harness it. Could a Deepwater Horizon-style event be lurking in your digital future? Read more…

What to Expect at Strata This Week

Sep 23, 2019 |

We knew that big data was also fast. But what we didn’t fully grasp perhaps was just how fast the technology changes. This week’s Strata Data Conference is setting up to be a prime example of the punctuated equilibrium we’re currently experiencing. Read more…

Governing Consumer Data to Improve Quality and Enforce Privacy

Sep 23, 2019 |

Consumer data is at the center of today’s digital economy. Arguably, it has become the world’s most valuable resource. Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are the world’s most valuable companies, thanks to the enormous clout and control that their consumer data gives them. Read more…

Data Regs and Facebook Fines: Dragging Us Toward Better Security

Aug 19, 2019 |

“Be like Facebook.” That was the rallying cry in the early days of the big data boom, when companies were striving to monetize as much data as possible, and Facebook was the poster child of a new breed of company. Read more…

GDPR and the Transparency Revolution

Aug 1, 2019 |

It’s been over a year since GDPR went into effect, and in that time, the regulation has driven a great deal of meaningful conversations around consumer privacy and enterprise data management policies. Read more…

Capital One Hack Highlights Poor Data Security Practices

Jul 30, 2019 |

A former AWS employee has been accused of accessing Capital One’s misconfigured S3 storage buckets and copying the data of about 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians to GitHub in the country’s latest massive data breach. Read more…

Big Data Is Still Hard. Here’s Why

Jul 15, 2019 |

We’re over a decade into the big data era that emerged from the tectonic collision of mobile, Web 2.0, and cloud forces. Bolstered by progress in machine learning, we stand at the cusp of a new AI era that promises even greater automation of rudimentary tasks. Read more…

Data Privacy and Smart Streaming Discovery: Getting Past the Furor

Jul 5, 2019 |

There’s a lot of furor worldwide about all of the data privacy regulations that are either in place, about to go into place, or are being debated as to whether they should go into place.  Read more…

China and Iran Hacks Demonstrate Need for Better AI-Based Defense

Jun 25, 2019 |

Two events that were uncovered recently — the cyberattack waged by Iran against the United States and the hack of 10 global telecommunications firms suspected by China — underscores the growing need to improve security in companies and government institutions. Read more…

How Dark Data, DevOps, and IT Complexity Are Hurting Security

May 23, 2019 |

Despite the lip service paid to being “data-driven,” the average organization fails to collect or process more than half of the data it generates, according to a new report from Splunk. Read more…

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