Innovation, Security, and Compliance in a World of Big Data

Innovation, Security, and Compliance in a World of Big Data

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Many organizations are resisting the move to big data systems, arguing that the rapid acceptance of this technology is far ahead of adequate security concerns. Through interviews with experts in and around the data industry, this O’Reilly report examines solutions for making big data safe and keeping it private.

Is it possible to achieve a fair balance between the need for data security and the drive toward rapid business innovation? Can user privacy coexist with an ever-widening array of choices for consumers? These aren’t theoretical debates. The genie is out of the bottle, and the need for solid measures is urgent—whether it’s better methods for protecting the "crown jewels," a limit on personal data retention, or even a national data security policy. Journalist Mike Barlow helps you track the debate.

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Mike Barlow

Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, author and communications strategy consultant. Since launching his own firm, Cumulus Partners, he has represented major organizations in numerous industries.

Mike is coauthor of The Executive's Guide to Enterprise Social Media Strategy (Wiley, 2011) and Partnering with the CIO: The Future of IT Sales Seen Through the Eyes of Key Decision Makers (Wiley, 2007).

He is also the writer of many articles, reports, and white papers on marketing strategy, marketing automation, customer intelligence, business performance management, collaborative social networking, cloud computing, and big data analytics.

Over the course of a long career, Mike was a reporter and editor at several respected suburban daily newspapers, including The Journal News and the Stamford Advocate. His feature stories and columns appeared regularly in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Newsday and other major U.S. dailies.