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While organizations spend the next few days and weeks patching OpenSSL vulnerabilities, the realization is setting in that we may never know the full extent of the damage caused by Heartbleed. Although Heartbleed was only announced in early April, it has actually been present in OpenS...
The hype around Big Data has died down... a lot. Svetlana Sicular of Gartner famously (or infamously) noted early last year, big data is descending into the "Trough of Disillusionment." While that sounds awful on the surface, it's actually a sign of a maturing market. It means all the ...
One of my favorite days of the year is when the Austin City Limits Music Festival releases its lineup grid. It’s fun to browse the list of amazing bands and start plotting out who I’m going to see and when. There’s also a certain amount of hand wringing during this process, as I’m f...
We so often hear about companies putting "customers first" that the very notion can seem trite. But when it comes to innovation, listening to and learning from your customers is an absolute imperative. At Gazzang, the company I work for, we have a mantra that borders on religious fanat...
Nearly 15% of universities competing in this year's NCAA tournament were breached during the past year. According to a database maintained by the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, the following schools experienced some form of unintended data disclosure since July 2012. In some cases, the...
Like a moth to a flame, the annual RSA Conference never fails to attract attention. Not surprisingly, this year’s discussion focused on big data security, cloud security, breach prevention, online privacy and the latest technologies. One bit of exciting news from the conference that h...
I have a pretty decent amount of data about Disney World (where to stay, when to visit, how to beat the crowds to Space Mountain, etc…), and in turn, Disney knows a lot about me (my age, where I live, how many times I’ve visited the park, etc…). This information may seem trivial, but ...
The average price of a notebook in the U.S. is about $631. The cost of a notebook that contains unencrypted patient information is far greater. Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights levied a hefty $1.5 million fine against the Massachu...
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 w...
There are no shortage of bold, sometimes inane, headlines related to Big Data. 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. O...