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Insight: Smart Online Security Practices

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 As the article continues, experts state that the problem amplifies as "_we currently operate with an outdated legal and policy framework that governs how data is collected, stored, shared and used_" – leaving us more vulnerable for security breaks.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?"

Find out more details regarding these points and read some industry insight in the original article here at Tech News World.

Written by Bryon Turcotte  /  December 17, 2013

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