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A Brief History of Data Security

Data security describes the protection of digital data from a cyberattack or a data breach. A data breach is the unauthorized opening of data, typically to read or copy the information. Stolen data may contain confidential information, such as customer data, credit card numbers, or trade secrets. A cyberattack is much more aggressive. It is […]

2020 DATAVERSITY Top 20

With 2020 now behind us, we here at DATAVERSITY are taking a moment to look back on the hits and misses of this unprecedented year. What content did you, our readers, seek out most during challenging times? Which topics helped you succeed as a data professional, and what should we focus more on in 2021 […]

The Evolution of Data as an Asset

From an Afterthought to a Core Business Asset: The Journey of Data In recent years, the phenomenal growth of connected devices and advanced data technologies, along with the availability of affordable data storage, transfer, and processing capabilities, has enabled businesses to gain competitive intelligence on demand.Despite recognizing the strategic potential of data, many businesses face […]

Building Machine Learning Program Success

Kristen Serafin, associate director at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Lizzie Westin, lead systems analyst at FINRA, speaking at DATAVERSITY® Enterprise Analytics Online Conference, shared how they were able to gain traction for a successful machine learning program. The presentation was titled Ushering in the Age of Machine Learning. FINRA is a private, not-for-profit […]

Streaming Analytics: The Value is in the Action

“When we’re talking about streaming analytics, we’re talking about flipping our traditional paradigm a little bit and thinking about how we bring analytics to our data, and not necessarily data to our analytics,” said Kimberly Nevala, the Director of Business Strategies for SAS Best Practices, while discussing streaming analytics during the DATAVERSITY® Enterprise Analytics Online […]

Maturing Data Governance and Data Literacy to Serve Organizations Better

Maturing Data Governance means growing an organization’s conception and management of its data assets from a narrow IT project conception to the broader business. Organizations can no longer ignore this approach as they drive to digitally transform, improve business efficiency and effectiveness through digitization and human resources. Al-Ruithe, et al. hammer this point home by […]

Evaluating Enterprise Data Literacy

Any organization that aims toward complete digital transformation must move toward Enterprise Data Literacy. So, what exactly is Data Literacy? Kasey Panetta, Gartner’s brand content manager, defines Data Literacy as: “The ability to read, write and communicate data in context, including an understanding of data sources and constructs, analytical methods and techniques applied — and […]

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