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IoT Drives Stronger Security for Big Data Environments By Ashvin Kamaraju The slogan “Internet of Things (IoT) X Big Data = Unprecedented Value!” caught my attention as I was listening to a presentation from Intel Corporation. The scale of the IoT disruption was described in terms of things, data and value: 50 billion devices are expected to connect to the Internet by 2016. As recently as 2013 this was 0.5 Billion These devices will generate 35 Zetabytes of data! And can create an estimated value of $2 to $6 trillion in global economic impact. Now that is huge by any measure! The Internet of Things or IoT is the next big trend promising to connect literally every device on the planet to the internet. IoT will fuel a data explosion that will provide the data needed to improve services, offerings and life in general by analysis and use of the information generated. M... (more)

Data Breaches & Five Stages of Grief By @Vormetric | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Data Breaches and the Five Stages of Grief: A Prediction for Next Year By Charles Goldberg I try to keep on top of the news, particularly as it relates to the nature and severity of cyber attacks taking place. Sadly, there’s been no shortage of reading material lately. Last month, there were reports on breaches at Kmart and Dairy Queen (my family loves Blizzards). Updates then came out about a massive breach at Home Depot. Then more recently, there’s been the spate of nation-state attacks on the USPS, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Sony Entertainment and ... (more)

The Anthem Data Breach By @Vormetric | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Anthem Data Breach-Assumptions and Allegations Abound By Charles Goldberg I’m writing this blog on Monday, February 9th, late afternoon with a very full stomach. Last week we launched Vormetric Tokenization with Dynamic Data Masking and today we took the engineers out for a big lunch to celebrate. Now feeling full and contemplative, I thought I’d join the club and write about the big industry news: Anthem’s massive loss of customer and employee data. A lot’s happened since February 4, when Anthem announced the breach. Here are just a few groups that have been keeping busy: S... (more)

The New War on Cyberattacks By @Vormetric | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The New War on Cyberattacks By Alan Kessler The Current Policy Landscape When it comes to cybersecurity initiatives, the U.S. government has not taken a back seat. Perhaps owning to the number of high profile breaches and damaging insider attacks that have occurred in the past few years, this White House in particular has been very vocal about the federal government’s role in putting a stop to cyberattacks. Recent examples of this include Obama’s visit to Stanford University to put meet with CEOs and CSOs at major companies and discuss cybersecurity challenges, the establishmen... (more)

Internet of Things Policies Required By @Vormetric | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

IoT – Enterprise-Ready Policies for Personal Data Required By Andy Kicklighter Given the current global furor over continuing data breaches, Edward Snowden disclosures, the hue and cry around NSA data collection from mobile phones and mobile encryption, now is a good time to stop and think before we plunge wholesale into even more extensive collection of personal information from IoT environments and devices. Think how much worse a breach of data could be if it includes full profiles of people’s movements, actions, eating habits, purchase preferences or even more personal inform... (more)