What has Big Data been up to? Big Data has been a major topic in the IT realm for years. The terms Big Data and Big Data analytics are generally used to describe the potential for new insights into our environment by making sense of the rapidly increasing amount of information produced by the growing number of connected devices. But what is the bigger picture in the potential of Big Data in cybersecurity?
The next revolution in the automotive sector is digital with the prospect of autonomous driving in the distant future. Two worlds converge. One of short product lifecycles and rapid innovation, and one of longer planning periods on modest innovation. Today’s cars may have up to 100 electronic control units (ECU) with multilayered runtime environments, multi-source software, multi-core CPU’s and million lines of software code, connected by controller area network (CAN) that steer everything from engine electronics to entertainment systems.
The website “Answers.com” defines the word “smart” as “characterized by sharp, quick thought”. From the standpoint of those executives like the Chief Operations Officer, this definition means that all the required data to make a sharp, quick decision is at hand and organized to enable them to reach the right decision quickly.
Cameras are everywhere. Someone wearing Google Glasses might be videoing you at any time. Facebook has conducted secret psychological tests on its users. Today’s internet giants are developing multi-dimensional virtual profiles for all of us – tracking where we have been, what we do, who we know, and more. Paparazzi drones, anyone?
“We’re on a Journey to not only upgrade, but also replace Core Elements of our Applications Landscape”
Interview with Dr. Rainer Sommer, Head of GI IT Germany, Managing Director Zurich Insurance Group