Today, businesses of all sizes and types rely on research, obtained through data mining, to help them see the big picture and identify trends and patterns that can help create operational efficiencies. With the concept of "Big Data," every piece of data (from digital to conventional) is a potential piece of information that can be tracked, collected, sorted and analyzed.
Data-collection sensors affixed to the lamp posts will measure air quality, light intensity, sound volume, heat, precipitation and wind. The sensors will also count people by measuring wireless signals from mobile devices.
New York City is testing a new application to analyze video streams of city streets to glean data about pedestrian traffic patterns. City planning officials say that data illustrating the flow of people can offer several advantages, from helping small businesses scout new locations to enabling the sanitation department to anticipate demand for trash pick-ups, the article reports.
The cyber crisis impacting U.S.-based enterprises is often swept under the IT rug as a technology issue to be delegated to and resolved by information technology experts who have little to no view on the overall organization’s business or risk issues. At the recent RSA Security Conference, session after session and meeting after meeting, researchers, CSOs and consultancies voiced the same issues: It’s a business problem, not a technology problem, because you're not securing IT – you need to secure the business.
Terrorism is changing. The Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at George Washington University is striving to bring science to the art of security decision-making. What can their research into cyberattacks, terrorism and the evolving threat environment do to help your enterprise? Read about this, sports security, security culture and awareness and more in the July issue.