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2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report: Cloud and Big Data

2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report: Cloud and Big Data

The ‘triumvirate’ of cloud, big-data and the Internet of Things (IoT)1 can each offer substantial benefits via their ability to generate, collect and use data in novel ways that can both help improve decision making and allow for more agile and adaptive business models.

Unfortunately, as we have seen with historical patterns of IT evolution, security considerations typically take a back seat to establishing a market presence, and only get their due either as as a way to remove barriers to adoption or plug holes after the damage is done. Not surprisingly, then, we have observed a fairly strong positive correlation over time between the maturity of a specific computing model or resource, and the ability to secure that resource - and cloud, big-data and IoT have followed a similar pattern.

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