Wrapping up a year of impressive growth and product innovation, Gazzang, the
Linux data security company, today made its 2013 predictions covering
emerging trends in big data, the cloud and open source technology adoption.
“Buoyed by increasing adoption of and trust in cloud technologies, big data
will move out of the shadows and start to creep into the boardroom,” said
Larry Warnock, CEO of Gazzang. “While big data is already a conversation
topic at most enterprises, it’s traditionally been relegated to IT and
development projects. Next year, these organizations will start to see big
data as a solution for driving better business intelligence, product
innovation and customer service.”
Additional Gazzang predictions include:
The first significant big data company acquisitions will happen, signaling a
shift in focus from proof-of-concept projects to high-business-val... (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.
One of the dirty little secrets about security: there is simply no way to
make your company impervious to a data breach. It's almost a statistical
certainty that you will, at some point or another, be hit with a security
scenario that you're not prepared for. That's why security today is as much
about damage control as it is about breach avoidance.
Consider the following:
Most breaches aren't that hard to execute
Attacks on corporate networks and data occur at alarming frequency. You might
think that's because attackers have become more sophisticated, but that's not
necessarily t... (more)
Last week, I covered some of the reasons data breaches happen. Let's shift
gears now and look at what can be done to reduce their impact. To be
perfectly clear, there’s no magic bullet for security. There are, however,
a few small things that can make a big difference in every organization.
This may sound difficult, inconvenient and expensive, but it’s really not.
In fact, once implemented, most encryption solutions are so turn-key that
you’re likely to forget they’re running in the background. Plus, can you
really put a price on the protection of your corporate... (more)
Remember when being “sent to your room” was considered one the harshest
punishments a parent could dole out?
I certainly hated it, and I’m pretty sure my kids don’t like it much
either. For whatever reason, this form of punishment – the ultimate act of
isolation – seems to have stood the test of time. It’s also a great way
to quickly introduce your children to the seven stages of grief:
Stunned silence Screaming Kicking Pouting Kicking again Wailing Acceptance
But in today’s hyper-connected, always-on society, the whole notion of
isolation is quickly becoming obsolete. So much so t... (more)