Evelyn de Souza

Secure Business Agility

Contrary to popular belief, a pro-privacy stance is good for business

By Evelyn de Souza | January 31, 2018

Pro-Privacy Stance Right now privacy is a hot topic on LinkedIn posts, especially as it pertains to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. As a board advisor at Universal Patient Key, we’ve often talked about why being pro-privacy is good

Why Trust Versus Security and Privacy, Is Holding Back Innovation with Medical Data

By Evelyn de Souza | January 10, 2018

Innovation and Medical Data As healthcare organizations continue to sift through attempt to maximize the potential of the massive collections of health data, trust has become the polarizing topic. Understanding how professionals in the supply chain (doctors, hospitals, insurers) collect, use

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THE AGE OF DATA: THE ERA OF HOMO DIGITUS

By Evelyn de Souza | August 4, 2016

The Age of Data In our digital era data deluge – soaring amounts of data, is an overriding feature. That’s why it’s fitting to focus on the concept of Homo Digitus, which I first learned about about in“The creative destruction

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Why Security Practitioners Need To Apply The 80-20 Rules To Data Security

By Evelyn de Souza | May 25, 2016

The 80-20 Rule For Security Practitioners  Everyday we learn about yet another egregious data security breach, exposure of customer data or misuse of data. It begs the question why in this 21st century, as a security industry we cannot seem to

Resurrecting CHAOS (Controlling Havoc and Overhauling Security) for Today’s CIOs

By Evelyn de Souza | April 19, 2016

Resurrecting CHAOS for Today’s CIOs and CISOs While at CloudExpo, London last week I had the chance to chat to RedHat’s Richard Morell. He suggested that I resurrect CHAOS (Controlling Havoc and Overhauling Security) Theory from a couple of years

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Is Fear Holding Back a Next Generation of Cyber Security Approaches?

By Evelyn de Souza | March 9, 2016

Next Generation of Cyber Security As I walked through RSA last week, I was struck by the usual fear laden messages “You’re not safe and never will be but I (vendor) have a silver bullet that will protect you.” And,

Destroying Cloud Data In The Age Of Data Multiplication

By Evelyn de Souza | February 16, 2016

The Age of Data Multiplication We are surrounded by data, whether in our personal or professional lives with digital elements that are constantly being captured about us. This leads to exponentially increasing volumes of data whether from Internet-connected devices, video,

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The Meaning Of Secure Business Agility In The Cloud

By Evelyn de Souza | January 20, 2016

Secure Business Agility As cloud continues to accelerate business delivery and shift away the balance of power from IT and InfoSec to business users, organizations need to find ways to ensure that security is part of a business process rather

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Principles For Data Protection In The Cloud In 2016

By Evelyn de Souza | December 9, 2015

Data Protection In The Cloud 2015 ushered in the start of a data economy. As organizations amass more detailed consumer profiles they have begun realizing that data could equal or surpass the value of the products and services they sell,

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How To Overcome Data Insecurity In The Cloud

By Evelyn de Souza | November 6, 2015

Data Insecurity In The Cloud Today’s escalating attacks, vulnerabilities, breaches, and losses have cut deeply across organizations and captured the attention of, regulators, investors and most importantly customers. In many cases such incidents have completely eroded customer trust in a

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

Is Machine Learning The Future? Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete

By Guha Ramasubramanian

Is Machine Learning The Future? In a recent study, almost all the businesses surveyed stated that big data analytics were fundamental to their business strategies. Although the field of computer and information research scientists is growing faster than any other

Data security is always a hot topic among IT industry pundits

By Larry Warnock

Data security is always a hot topic Data security is always a hot topic among IT industry pundits, but I believe 2013 will go down as the year security crawled out of the basement and into the cultural zeitgeist. Edward

Consumerization Is Revolutionizing “File Sync And Share” Services

By CloudTweaks

The highly regulated asset management industry The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has gained significant popularity in the corporate world and is rapidly changing how enterprises share information. Consumerization of devices in asset management – the migration of features,

ERP Ain’t Got the Same Soul, I Like that Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll

By Deepak Marwah

Designing Enterprise Software around People Looking back, business owners talked to their customers and employees in person or by phone. This human contact was more personal and the heart of any good business. As technology advanced in the 1990s, organizations

3 Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure

By Ariel Maislos

Hyperconverged Infrastructure In this article, we’ll explore three challenges that are associated with network deployment in a hyperconverged private cloud environment, and then we’ll consider several methods to overcome those challenges. The Main Challenge: Bring Your Own (Physical) Network Some of

The Economics, Concepts and Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

By Gopan Joshi

Fundamentals of Cloud Computing Addressing security concerns of the Public Cloud Enthusiasm for cloud computing has as much to do with economics as technology. Growth in the number of applications and the volume of data that must be managed have

5 Ways the Cloud and IoT Have Transformed the Transportation Industry

By Cloud Syndicate

IoT Transportation Industry The Internet of Things has caused many industries to evolve – but few more than transportation. Here are just a few ways it’s changed the delivery of goods. Remember when websites like eBay and Amazon were in

Want to dip your toe into the cloud? Challenges of a Large Migration

By James Kessinger

Challenges of a Large Migration Migrating to the cloud can be a daunting task. First you have to go through an exhaustive process deciding what to migrate, then you have to do plenty of scripting and re-architecting to get all

Rainmaking From The Cloud – CIOs Struggle To Keep Pace With IT Demands

By Brendan O'Brien

Rainmaking from the Cloud In the digital era, where customers can select virtually anything with a click of a button, they are demanding more choice; not only in products, but in how and when they pay for them. They expect

Do You Have The Right IT Monitoring And Management Strategy?

By CloudTweaks

IT Monitoring And Management Strategy As more organizations embrace hybrid IT, the task of monitoring and managing these environments becomes more complex. Virtualization and cloud add layers of abstraction, making detection and resolution of a performance/availability issue extremely challenging for

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Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware: How VDI Can Help Defend Against the Next Ransomware Attack

Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware The WannaCry ransomware made headlines back in May when it crippled hospitals across the UK and put ...
Data Analytics and Human Heuristics: How to Avoid Making Poor Decisions

Data Analytics and Human Heuristics: How to Avoid Making Poor Decisions

The “hot hand,” a metaphor applied frequently to the game of basketball, is the idea that a basketball shooter, after ...
Back to the Future: 2018 Big Data and Data Science Prognostications

Back to the Future: 2018 Big Data and Data Science Prognostications

“We should study Science Fiction in order to understand what someday could become Science Fact.” – Dr. Who? Doc Brown? ...
Cloud Migration and Cyberwar

Cloud Migration and Cyberwar

Cyberwar Concerns This last week the Washington Post published a bombshell story on the recent attacks on the US election infrastructure ironically ...
How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionising Enterprise Software In 2017

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionising Enterprise Software In 2017

Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionising Enterprise 81% of IT leaders are currently investing in or planning to invest in Artificial Intelligence ...
10 Ways The Enterprise Can Prevent Data Leaks In The Cloud

10 Ways The Enterprise Can Prevent Data Leaks In The Cloud

Prevent Data Leaks In The Cloud More companies are turning to the cloud for storage. In fact, over 60 percent ...
Multi or Hybrid Cloud, What’s the Difference?

Multi or Hybrid Cloud, What’s the Difference?

Multi Cloud You’ve likely heard about the latest trend in cloud computing commonly referred to as multi-cloud, and it is ...
My Fascination with Amazon Go

My Fascination with Amazon Go

Amazon Go Recently, Amazon unveiled the world’s first completely self-service, no checkout, grocery store — and it’s really captured the public’s imagination. Lines ...
Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Most In-Demand on LinkedIn

Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Most In-Demand on LinkedIn

Data Science And Machine Learning Jobs Machine Learning Engineers, Data Scientists, and Big Data Engineers rank among the top emerging jobs ...
Driving Transformation? It is possible to predict the future.

Driving Transformation? It is possible to predict the future.

Driving Transformation Previously, I wrote about the criticality of defining the Vision for your transformation - what is your real objective, how ...