Daniel Matthews

Survey: 87% of Businesses Are Confident About Cybersecurity

By Daniel Matthews | November 20, 2017

Businesses Confident About Cybersecurity In a year that has seen multiple massive data breaches and troubling cyberattacks, a new survey reveals 87 percent of businesses are “confident in their cybersecurity preparedness.” The survey, from SolarWinds MSP, included 400 businesses from

Future of Identity Protection

AI and the Future of Identity Protection

By Daniel Matthews | October 6, 2017

Future of Identity Protection There’s a lot of alarm over who stands to lose their job to automation and artificial intelligence. From fast food workers to toll booth operators, no doubt there’ll be some losses in the coming decades. But

Inside the Equifax Hack

Was the Data Just Too Big? Inside the Equifax Hack

By Daniel Matthews | September 15, 2017

Inside the Equifax Hack Equifax is a gigantic financial organization, the entire livelihood of which revolves around collecting and analyzing consumer credit data to assign credit scores. If any organization knows how to handle big data and keep it secure,

Telehealth: Big Data and Healthcare Innovation

By Daniel Matthews | August 31, 2017

Telehealth Innovation Every day, people pop their health-related questions into Google’s search field. Symptoms-related searches alone make up about 1 percent of queries in Google. If you think about it, given the number of things people could search for, that’s

Fintech Dark Web

An End to Credit Cards? How the Dark Web Is Pushing Fintech Towards Blockchain

By Daniel Matthews | July 19, 2017

Dark Web Pushing Fintech Towards Blockchain As Jennifer Klosterman points out, “There are many strong reasons for reputable businesses to keep their noses clean and well out of the Dark Web.” Not the least of these reasons is the hive

Future Data Scientists

Big Data: The Hot Commodity for Marketing in 2017 and Beyond?

By Daniel Matthews | May 19, 2017

Big Data: The Hot Commodity for Marketing Will the market for consumer data ever come to a breaking point? Let me explain. When it comes to digital marketing agencies—agencies that are responsible for a great deal of the content you

IoT developers

For Uber and Waymo’s Initiatives to Thrive, IoT Needs 4.5 Million Developers by 2020

By Daniel Matthews | March 10, 2017

IoT Developers Imagine it’s December, 2016, and you’re Uber boss Travis Kalanick. One of your self-driving Volvos in SF just ran a red light in front of the MOMA. You’re fuming. There was a human behind the wheel of that

Ransomware, Backups and the Aging IT Specialist

By Daniel Matthews | February 21, 2017

Small Business Cloud Right now, two technology trends characterize the small business ecosystem: a growing migration to the cloud, and a growing susceptibility to cybercrime, particularly in the form of ransomware. Recently, I discovered this duality firsthand. Stranded at the

blockchain

The Global Cloud: Blockchain Could Decentralize SaaS

By Daniel Matthews | December 9, 2016

Blockchain SaaS As the prevalence of SaaS continues to grow, so too does the cloud. You know this because you experience it hands-on everyday. By 2020, 92% of our work will be cloud-based. According to Cisco, 74% of that will

Cyber Warfare

Politics 2.0: The Age of Cyber Political Warfare

By Daniel Matthews | October 20, 2016

Cyber Political Warfare Do you remember the last time hackers and cybercriminals determined the outcome of a presidential race? Of course not, because it’s never happened. It could happen now. Without even thinking about it, we’ve slipped into a new

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