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Data Security

by | Maintaining BI, Podcast

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Data Talks, Episode 2

Data Talks is Exago’s audio series on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, in observance of Computer Security Day, John Myers of Enterprise Management Associates and Gary Hollis of FM:Systems discuss data security as it pertains to personal privacy and software as a service (SaaS) applications.

Timestamps

Segment 1: Data Security in the BI Space

(2:20) What are some hacks for protecting you and your family from things like phishing and identity theft?

(6:30) What role does data security play in your daily work?

(9:15) What is your top BI security challenge at the moment?

(13:30) It sounds like a big part of your role is responding to attacks and discovering through existing exploitations where your weak areas are. Is there also a degree of anticipating where your weak areas might be, areas that have yet to be exploited?

(16:15) Data silos as insulation in the case of a breach.

(19:45) On monitoring attacks in real time to learn more about them before shutting them down.

(21:55) Are there any new innovations in security that you’re excited to see on the horizon?

Segment 2: Lessons Learned in Buying BI

(25:30) Virtues of cloud-based software.

(26:30) Finding a responsive vendor.

Segment 3: What We’re Nerding Out About This Week

(27:45) What are the ethics of gathering aggregate (anonymous) data that can tell us about individuals’ behavior?

(29:50) Cultural differences in workplace monitoring for the purpose of driving productivity.

 

Featured Guests

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John Myers is Managing Research Director of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading industry analyst and consulting firm headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Reach him on Twitter @JohnLMyers44 or on LinkedIn.

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Gary Hollis is VP of Software Development at FM:Systems, creators of cloud-based Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) FM:Interact. You can reach him through the FM:Systems website.

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