Big Data Trends

DDoS, IoT and ‘Password’ as your Password

The DDoS IoT led password zombie attack last week hit a nerve. Internet-connected toys, cameras, DVRs and other devices with neglected passwords were hacked. Collectively, millions of our devices were deployed to break the internet by pounding DYN, a company that hosts domain name servers. We all have a lot of accounts and a lot of passwords. If the security of the internet is in the hands of people who have ‘Admin’ as their password, we now feel a lot…

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You’re A Big Data Wonk Whether You Like It Or Not

Oh how marketers love to create buzzwords. The latest:  “big business” started putting “big data” in “the cloud”. It took us all months to decipher those concepts. Now they run our lives. Literally. However, domestically and internationally, mobile technology is expanding the reach and impact of big datasets to empower individuals. For example, health-related applications and technology are beginning to saturate the market with ways to track activity, analyze data and change behaviors. Major companies from Apple to Google to Samsung are…

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