In just the past 15 minutes, I ran across these two unrelated articles on my
#bigdata Twitter feed.
Big Data Knows What You're Doing Right Now
Wow! Twitter can tell you when you are going to get sick.
One of my favorite things about Big Data are the ridiculous blog headlines
you can craft, simply by playing off the newness and lack of understanding
around what Big Data is.
Take the first article for example. Time Magazine posits that aggregators are
collecting a boatload of sensitive information about each and every one of
iPad app, a shadowy organization learns something new about us as
individuals, powered of course by big data.
Sounds scary right?
The truth is Big Data likely doesn't have the first clue that I'm blogging
about it right now. In fact, Big Data probably doesn't realize I just... (more)
An interesting subplot of this burgeoning, “capture everything” big data
culture, is whether a single, byte size piece of information really matters
anymore. Big data, after all is really about big picture thinking. At a high
level, it’s about how we assemble – on a massive scale – unrelated bits
of information to better inform our worldview.
There’s a really good post from a Dark Reading column that calls into
question whether organizations running big data applications are able to
recognize the individual bits of information that may fall under HIPAA,
FERPA, PCI, SOX and other... (more)
One of the classic Internet memes from earlier this year were rash of Shit
___ Say videos. You may remember this all started with the strangely popular
Shit Girls Say video, which now boasts over 17 million views. I guess I was
feeling a little nostalgic this morning when I came into work, so I thought
I'd share this IT Security entry from February.
No Big Data implications here other than that this represents yet another in
the millions of online videos that are shared daily. Please enjoy Sh*t IT
Security Guys Say, and let me know what you think.
There are a few absolutes when it comes to school. First, lunches will
always be terrible. Second, your locker will be too small to fit your
oversized textbooks. Finally, there's a high likelihood that some of
your student data will be stored in the cloud.
This student data includes demographic information, test results,
transcripts, email exchanges, grades, attendance history, contact information
and more. It's a sensitive mix of detail that, if exposed, could prove
damaging to the affected students and the educational institution. According
to privacyrights.org, more than 1.8 ... (more)
Earlier this week, Gazzang announced that its zNcrypt solution is now
certified on CDH4 (Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version
4), the standard platform for Hadoop in the enterprise. Gazzang zNcrypt
protects data within CDH by transparently encrypting and securing information
written to disk, providing customers with enterprise-class big data security.
zNcrypt is the only encryption and key management solution certified on CDH4.
CDH is the world's most widely deployed distribution of Apache Hadoop in
commercial and non-commercial environments. Today, more than ha... (more)