Highly Personal Data Is the Future of Tech, But Is It Secure?
Just try to make a tech CEO pipe down about big data.
There’s no hotter idea in tech now than the philosophy that massive amounts of raw information can solve all the world’s problems, from obesity to language barriers to disaster response. Those at the forefront of technology pontificate about a Utopian future in which our heartbeats unlock our front doors, our social networks catalog the music we’re listening to, and our DNA warns about which illness is going to kill us.
But there’s not much talk about whether all of this extremely personal data is protected from malicious hackers — or from salivating marketers.
“It’s a whole different category of what we call ‘personal data,’ and we need to treat it differently,” Rohit Sethi, vice president of security firm Security Compass, told NBC News. “You can get a credit card reissued. But you can’t reset your heartbeat or your DNA.”
About Security Compass
Security Compass, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, enables organizations to shift left and build secure applications by design, integrated directly with existing DevSecOps tools and workflows. Its flagship product, SD Elements, allows organizations to balance the need to accelerate software time-to-market while managing risk by automating significant portions of proactive manual processes for security and compliance. SD Elements is the world’s first Balanced Development Automation platform. Security Compass is the trusted solution provider to leading financial and technology organizations, the U.S. Department of Defense, government agencies, and renowned global brands across multiple industries. The company is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in the U.S. and India. For more information, please visit https://www.securitycompass.com/