Big data should not be defined as “big” based on the size of the data alone. As defined by an important Commission on Big Data, big data is “a phenomenon that is a result of the rapid acceleration and exponential growth in the expanding volume of high velocity, complex and diverse types of data.” Organizations that do not necessarily have a large volume of data can benefit from a better understanding of the art of the possible with the new generation of analytic tools designed for big data.
What are the key cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the nation? What is the US Secret Service’s doing to combat these cyber threats? Is the cybersecurity function ready to be professionalized across the nation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Ronald Layton, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Secret Service.
Ms. Lori Walsh is the Chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics (Center), which looks for potentially suspicious patterns of stock transactions.
Can leaders in a democracy think beyond the next election? This is a key question posed by a New Zealand academic, Jonathan Boston, who is studying how different countries attempt to address long-term risks to society, the environment, and fiscal sustainability.