Since 1995, a unique theme has been chosen every year and predicated on a specific contribution or illustration related to information security. A story and design are developed and carried throughout the event.
The Gutenberg Printing Press.
Data by itself is nothing but a collection of facts and figures, letters and numbers. However, when ignited by understanding and context, data can become so much more.
In 1440, Johannes Gutenberg, a goldsmith by profession, completed his invention of the printing press, which sparked a revolution in the way people see and describe the world they live in. This collection of wooden and metal letters, regarded as one of the most influential inventions of the second millennium, led to the mass distribution of information and a wave of enlightenment that modernized and transformed culture.
Today, we live in a digital age where the printed page is becoming obsolete. But we find ourselves amidst our own information revolution. Data has grown big and gets bigger with every digital transaction we make. It also is more accessible than ever, which leads to the questions, “how do we use, secure and share the information that surrounds us?” As we stand in the midst of the change we look back to the time of Gutenberg to find inspiration for the future of security. Knowledge has always been power. Knowledge has always kept us one step ahead of security threats. We’ve found security in knowledge. And just as Gutenberg’s wooden and metal letters sparked the evolution of culture, at RSA Conference 2013, we bring our security insights and perspectives together to ignite the mass of information that surrounds us.
Connecting the Dots – Data in Action
Check back as we will be adding more Data in Action stories leading up to RSA Conference 2013.
Nate Silver-Led Statistics Men Crush Pundits in Election by Jonathan D. Salant and Laura Curtis –Nate Silver predicted Obama would win the election using a number of measurements and calculations, including attention to state polls.
Palantir, the War on Terror's Secret Weapon, by Ashlee Vance and Brad Stone – Using Palantir technology, an organization like the CIA or FBI can now instantly mine big data sets and identify related pieces of information.
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