The end of the year is a traditional time to make predictions for the year ahead. Seven leading IT security companies share their thoughts on what is ahead in the New Year.
While I use a considerable number of pixels detailing what marketers get and do wrong in their big data use, I do like to also acknowledge efforts to do right in marketing.
A new field guide offers help in identifying the types of people who are behind the threats to your systems. Some are people you know, others you will never meet.
The new AvePoint governance product has been retooled to work in a hybrid SharePoint 2013 environment.
Yes, LG got busted spying on consumers via Smart TVs. But this is not the only case of using devices to spy on consumers in their homes. Expect a new industry to arise soon in privacy protection which will likely include user-friendly data transmission detectors, device mods, advanced filters, code disruptors (a new kind of anti-virus aimed at manufacturers' coding) and other means for consumers to protect themselves from the items they own.
Google's chief internet evangelist, Vint Cerf said in a speech given before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week that "privacy may actually be an anomaly." Apparently he doesn't think privacy a basic human right, but rather an "anomaly" created by the industrial revolution. Therefore, reverting to a state of no privacy at all for citizens might be a natural thing. Though his argument sounds convincing, his premise is completely wrong.
Another new study on IT security finds that the majority of organizations may be at risk of sophisticated cyberattacks, but this study says that most organizations feel confident in the ability to defend against them.
CIOs are growing more accepting of the idea that cyberattacks and data breaches will inevitably impact their organizations, and are investing more in IT security as a result.
Once again, big data shows us it can be helpful--or not so much, depending on your perspective. That suggested police speed trap for instance is helpful to police and to public safety, but few drivers would find it a welcome development. Ditto on the tracking of individual driver behavior which could help public safety but also trap drivers in higher insurance rates, too.
Yes, I agree this post has a very cynical headline. And I wish this was a tale of fiction. Unfortunately, it isn't. Gartner is actually promoting developments along this front.