Anyone who doesn’t use, or at least hasn’t heard of, voice assistants belongs to a very exclusive club. For many, it’s easier to ask Google, Alexa, or Siri a question rather than typing in a search query. However, as with any futuristic technology, care is called for when it comes to voice helpers. We’ve already posted…

Security practitioners are being told that they have to get smarter about how they use data. The problem is that many data scientists are lost in their world of math and algorithms and don’t always explain the value they bring from a business perspective. Dr. Kenneth Sanford, analytics architect and sales engineering lead at Dataiku,…

While the upcoming GDPR compliance deadline will mark an unprecedented milestone in security, it should also serve as a crucial reminder that compliance does not equal security.  Along with the clear benefits to be gained from upholding the standards enforced by GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and other regulatory bodies often comes a shift toward a…

In the last post we highlighted the privacy risks associated with using popular social networking sites and browsers. You might not appreciate just how much of your personal data is being accessed by advertisers and other third parties via your social media accounts and internet browsing. Similarly, your privacy settings may have changed significantly since…

Startup slogans are inescapable in tech: Move fast. Break things. Minimum viable product. These are exciting ideas, for sure, but to put them to use in IT, you’ll need to tailor them to your context. For IT executives running established businesses, the risk-reward scenario is different. Thousands or millions of customers depend on your infrastructure….

Companies are struggling with the tug-of-war between advancing digital innovation and ensuring secure digital experiences that maintain user trust and mitigate risk. As part of a study of more than 350 global information technology leaders conducted by Forrester Consulting for Akamai, the results also show that the companies defined as being the most digitally mature – best balancing innovation and security…

Personal data privacy and Facebook have never been comfortable bedfellows. This latest Facebook privacy debacle, where the data of 50 million users was shared without consent, with political marketing consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, may be the final straw. That seemingly little thing, that most people don’t really think too much about, consent, is raising its head above…