The road to next stage DX runs through data and security

Breathtaking advancements in computing technologies over the past few years have resulted in an explosion of digital content and the staggering growth of big data. According to IDC, there will be a total of 180 zettabytes (equivalent to trillions of GB) of data generated worldwide by 2025.

There was a time not too long ago when you could point to people surfing the net as the source of most data. Today, however, surfers are joined by untold millions of devices and sensors that send data — a frenetically active Internet of Things.

Companies are now able to collect staggering amounts of digital info that can (if processed properly) be used to the good of their business. It is estimated that something like 80 per cent of this incredible mass of data is unstructured. Just a few examples of the kind of unstructured data being generated today:

  • Jets can generate many terabytes of data per hour in flight
  • Retail stores can generate many gigabytes of data per hour
  • Mining operations can generate several terabytes of data per minute
  • Total data generated by surveillance systems alone was predicted to reach 859 petabytes, or just over one million GB

Digital transformation (DX) is about fast results with minimal security risk, and it requires the securing of digital strategies and assets against risk from inception, and continuously adapting the security program in an evolving business environment.

On August 23, 2018, join IT World Canada CIO and Chief Content Officer Jim Love as well as Optiv’s VP Data Science Nathan Necaise and VP Canadian Services Delivery Debbie Heiser for “Next Stage DX: Leveraging data to empower security” — a roundtable discussion centered around evolving and automating data security at a time when data is exploding both in terms of volume and variety.

“Next Stage DX” will cover a lot of important ground, including but not limited to:

  • Can we really understand the full environment and our new infrastructure when we leverage cloud providers?
  • Have we increased the attack space?
  • Where are the new vulnerabilities and “edges” of the new cloud architectures we have adopted?
  • How do we use rapid development like devops without sacrificing security?

“Next Stage DX” will be to deep-dive and interactive conversation around the concept of digital intelligence as well as data analytics, and how it can help companies protect themselves against threats and capitalize on new business opportunities.

This timely event will take place at the Ritz-Carlton on Wellington Street West in downtown Toronto.

Register now to attend “Next Stage DX”

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Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

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Glenn Weir
Glenn Weir
Content writer at IT World Canada. Book lover. Futurist. Sports nut. Once and future author. Would-be intellect. Irish-born, Canadian-raised.

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