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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fact #8: Yesterday's endpoints of the brick-and-mortar enterprise have shifted to the users, with the proliferation of the BYOD paradigm where user devices are the real endpoints.

    This extends the point made in Fact #7. With the advent of BYOD becoming the norm in the corporate environment, the real vulnerable endpoint of enterprises has turned out to be handheld smartphones. As more smartphones connect to corporate networks and data, it increases the vulnerabilities organizations face trying to secure all those additional points of entry.

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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fact #8: Yesterday's endpoints of the brick-and-mortar enterprise have shifted to the users, with the proliferation of the BYOD paradigm where user devices are the real endpoints.

    This extends the point made in Fact #7. With the advent of BYOD becoming the norm in the corporate environment, the real vulnerable endpoint of enterprises has turned out to be handheld smartphones. As more smartphones connect to corporate networks and data, it increases the vulnerabilities organizations face trying to secure all those additional points of entry.

As with cloud computing, Big Data is a hot topic around the business right now. Expectations for what it can achieve often reach into the stratosphere. At the same time, the overwhelming amount of data involved is daunting and can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. So what is Big Data, where does it come from, and what can you actually do with it? ThreatTrack Security has identified eight facts and eight fictions regarding Big Data.