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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 million student records have been breached in the last 18 months. In one frightening incident earlier this year at the University of Tampa, a breach exposed the social security numbers, photo IDs and dates of birth of thousands of students and faculty members. Keeping sensitive data firewall... (more)

Can Health Care Data Be Secure in the Cloud? (Infographic)

Health care organizations are moving infrastructure and data to the cloud at a fairly rapid pace. A recent study suggests the cloud computing market in health care is expected to reach $5.4 billion by 2017. Enticing as the cloud is, when dealing with highly sensitive and regulated information, it's important to proceed with caution. The good news for pharma companies, biotech firms and research hospitals - organizations most likely to move heavy big data payloads to the cloud- is that there are some security best practices that can protect data at rest in the cloud. ... (more)

Gazzang and DataStax Partner to Deliver Robust Data Security for Big Data

Gazzang and DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra, have announced a partnership that will help customers meet data security compliance regulations and guard against unauthorized data access or malicious attack, while comprehensively managing their Big Data. As part of the partnership, Gazzang zNcrypt is now available as an integrated data security solution for DataStax Enterprise customers, allowing data to be secured when at rest. "As we see increased enterprise adoption of NoSQL databases, issues such as data security are going to become increasingly important," ... (more)

Big Data Knows You Had Leftover Chicken for Dinner Last Night

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 us. Every time we accept a privacy policy or log in to Fa... (more)

Sh*t IT Security Guys Say

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. ... (more)