How big data is affecting security

Since the late 20th century our world has faced a technological revolution mostly based on the transmission, use and classification of data. This movement was led in part by the establishment of the computer and later the intranet. With the birth of machine learning and transmission of data via an unsecured infrastructure, we gave rise to a playground for corruption, theft, fraud and every other acronym espoused by the bad actor.

This understanding between good and bad has been playing out for the better part of 20 years with the affect leading to more bandages and greater infrastructure to defend the walls protecting businesses and governments. Knowing that it is impossible to truly prevent anything, it’s time to discuss how the accessibility, transmission and compiling of data and meta data is leading to a new fertile ground for the bad actor and nation states to attack all of us.

Author: Pierre Bourgeix

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