Be Prepared for Many More Data Breaches This Year

LinkedIn, Tumblr, MySpace and a host of other social entities were not spared this year. Corporations too suffered their share of ignominy. There are no certainties in attack targets: no institution, government, organization or entity is immune against a data breach. Every year, the number of breach incidents surpass the record from the previous year.[…]

Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017 

Forrester predicts that more than 500,000 internet of things (IoT) devices will suffer a compromise in 2017, dwarfing Heartbleed. Drop the mic — enough said.With the sheer velocity of how the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks spread through common household items such as DVR players, makes this sector scary from a security standpoint.“Today, firms are developing[…]

HealthMine: Consumers’ Digital Health Data Is Often Going Nowhere

Nearly half (46%) of Americans who use digital health tools say the data collected by these tools is not incorporated into their healthcare, according to HealthMine’s recent research, conducted with 2,500 consumers enrolled in health plans in 2016. In fact, three quarters (75%) of consumers who use mobile/internet-connected health apps are willing to share the[…]

Are You Collecting the Right Data? Lessons from American Apparel 

How many Facebook likes and Instagram followers does your company have? How about memberships, or downloads? As these numbers grow from hundreds to thousands to millions, you may assume that your business is riding high. Apparently your customers love you, and there are many more to come.But according to Thoryn Stephens, the chief digital officer[…]

A Glimmer of Hope for Cyberthreat Data Sharing 

Sharing cyberthreat information-sharing is far from easy, but banks are adopting new tools to use strength in numbers to defend against attacks. Greater involvement by banks in the nonprofit Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center — founded in 1999 — to communicate threats is a given in the current security environment. But effective sharing among[…]

The what, why and how of transferring data to the USA

It’s more than two years since a then little-known privacy campaigner decided to dispute Facebook’s compliance with EU data protection laws. Max Schrems’ case would travel from Dublin to Luxembourg, and ultimately have ramifications from Stockholm to Silicon Valley. The issue here was the eighth data protection principle, which requires organisations that want to transfer[…]

Still afraid of data? Let’s start with the fundamentals

Is your website data-driven or data-informed? If “data-less” is a more accurate description, let’s take a step back and look at what it takes for sites to adopt a data-driven mindset and strategy.IT resume makeover: Don’t try to please everyoneWriting a resume means knowing your audience. If you try to please everyone, you’ll only wind[…]

Salesforce acquires data center analytics startup Coolan

Coolan, a startup that developed software for analyzing data about data center hardware, today announced that it has been acquired by Salesforce. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.It was not long ago that Coolan launched. It was headed up by Amir Michael, who once led the team at Facebook responsible for designing and deploying the[…]