When it comes to ransomware, we can’t stop talking about it. There’s a wonderful phrase for our syndrome, “the attraction of repulsion,” meaning that something is so awful you can’t stop watching and/or talking about it. How awful has ransomware been? According to the FBI, in the first three months of 2016, ransomware attacks cost their […]
Genesis Financial Solutions is a financial institution, lender and America’s largest source of second-look financing. They really understand how important it is to keep their data secure from insider threats and cyberattacks. They were seeking a solution that would give them insight into their sensitive data and improve the effectiveness of their regulatory compliance. With […]
We are very thankful that Bret Cohen and Sian Rudgard took some time out of their busy schedules at the international law firm of Hogan Lovells to answer this humble blogger’s questions on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Thanks Bret and Sian! Bret writes regularly on GDPR for HL’s Chronicle of Data Protection blog, […]
Over the past few weeks, Kaiser Fung has given us some valuable pointers on understanding the big data stats we are assaulted with on a daily basis. To sum up, learn the context behind the stats — sources and biases — and know that the algorithms that crunch numbers may not have the answer to your […]
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a fascinating 231-page report detailing the how and why behind the epic breach at the United States Office of Personnel Management. Richard Spires, the former CIO of the IRS and DHS, remarked on OPM’s failure to take a data-centric approach to information security: “[I]f I had walked […]
Image credit: zviray The chronic epidemic of face blindness that affects the population of Metropolis and prevents them from realizing that Clark Kent and the freaking flying alien who looks just like him are actually the same person extends to the tech sector where we continually argue over how pedantic to be about the difference […]
In part one of our interview with Kaiser, he taught us the importance of looking at the process behind a numerical finding. We continue the conversation by discussing the accuracy of statistics and algorithms. With examples such as shoe recommendations and movie ratings, you’ll learn where algorithms fall short.
This quarter we will be getting to know Jim Graham, a Manager of Sales Engineering at Varonis, who manages employees located in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii. According to his manager Scott Truchot: Jim is well liked by his coworkers and there to provide a helping hand when needed, and his happy demeanor […]
Once we heard Bennett Borden, a partner at the Washington law firm of DrinkerBiddle, speak at the CDO Summit about data science, privacy, and metadata, we knew we had to reengage him to continue the conversation. His bio is quite interesting: in addition to being a litigator, he’s also a data scientist. He’s a sought after speaker on […]
You don’t normally talk philosophy and IT when considering Bash and Powershell, but if it’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 20 years of sysadmin work it’s that whether you’re an Empiricist, Nihilist or Young Hegeliansist, if you’re serious about doing your job you don’t spend your day clicking on buttons, you run your […]
In this second podcast, Mr. Wendell continues where he left off last time. He explains the skills you’ll need in order to be an effective Chief Data Officer and we learn more about MIT’s International Society of Chief Data Officers.