Is Data the new Uranium?
In this episode of Phishy Business, we take a look at data, which some have called the new gold or the new oil and discuss why it really is something more like the new uranium because it has such a huge potential to impact society, just like uranium did in the 20th century. And just like uranium, data can be used for good, and for bad. Join us as we delve further into all things data – how it is collected, used, and what the consequences are when it is leaked. Our special guest is Glenn Wilkinson, world-renowned cybersecurity expert and ethical hacker for organizations ranging from startups to multi-nationals and governments. Glenn is an ethical hacker for hire who helps organizations protect themselves against real-world attackers by simulating real-world attacks. He also builds security products, conducts training sessions, and gives talks on cybersecurity. In ‘Is Data the new Uranium?’, we discuss: The types of data that can be compromised during a security breach and what can be the most valuable data to malicious hackers. The voluntary, involuntary, and necessary data we share every day, some of which is essential to live in the modern world. The huge amount of personal information that is housed on social media and with other companies that claim to provide personalized services. How companies want our data to sell us more personalized ads and to also sell it on to third parties. The fact that companies are also collecting our personal data simply because they can – and how they are planning to figure out what to do with it later, using AI to process it for example. If we are at the point in history where we can call data the new uranium because in that sense, it could contain information that if monetized, could have profound societal impact. Data, and how the aggregation of it can also be used by less democratic regimes to spy on and control their population. Using Glenn’s top three tips that could help you and the data you share online stay secure. About Phishy Business Fed up with the same old cybersecurity stories? Come with us on a journey that explores the lesser-known side. Whether it’s social engineering, taking criminals to court or the journalists hunting down hackers — our new podcast series, Phishy Business, looks for new ways to think about cybersecurity. Mimecast’s very own Brian Pinnock and Alice Jeffery are joined by guests from a range of unique security specialisms. Each episode explores tales of risk, reward and just a dash of ridiculousness to learn how we can all improve in the fight to stay safe. For more tales of risk, reward and ridiculousness, subscribe to Phishy Business on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor or wherever you get your podcasts. www.mimecast.com