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Industry experts agree that in this generation of "big data_" any individual who wishes to access a network to connect to the internet invites potential threats against their personal privacy, and in larger settings, could create issues that could affect our national security, according to a recent article published by Tech News World. The article states that individuals should be sensitive and prepare for "_danger in advance, whether it is online or off."
An attack against a government agency, a financial institution, or a location that stores a significant amount of data could have catastrophic aftermath – leaving this scenario one of the greatest challenges currently facing the technology industry, according to the article. As the article continues, experts state that the problem amplifies as "_we currently operate with an outdated legal and policy framework that governs how data is collected, stored, shared and used_" – leaving us more vulnerable for security breaks.
The article outlines a number of points to help everyone examine what needs to be done and how all can work to "_focus on prevention and being properly prepared_" to ensure the "safety and security" of the people, ideas, and things we care about most.
An important question comes from this article: "Should Big Data and cyberspace as a whole be compromised or ultimately attacked, what will we do then?"
Written by Bryon Turcotte / December 17, 2013