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The one stat you need to know

86% of internet users have tried to use the internet in ways to minimize the visibility of their digital footprints. 55% of internet users have taken steps to hide from specific people or organizations. – Pew Research

What this episode is about and why you should care

A few weeks ago on Forbes, I wrote an article called, Privacy Is Completely And Utterly Dead, And We Killed It, as a follow up to that article I wanted to do a podcast. To me, it feels like we’re in a place where privacy and security is not only dead but we, as people, are kind of helping facilitate the death of privacy and security.

This whole series on privacy and security was inspired by the movie “Terms and Conditions may Apply” which provides a fascinating look at how organizations such as Google, Amazon, Twitter, or Facebook are collecting, and using information that users may or may not be aware that they are giving away. It got me thinking, “Is privacy and security dead?” We’re signing away our information every time we use our iPhone, iTunes, Google, or Facebook yet we all keep doing it.

To help discuss this topic, I decided to talk to Raj Samani, the EMEA Chief Technical Officer at McAfee and member of the Advisory Group on Internet Security at the EUROPOL CyberCrime Centre.

What you will learn in this episode

  • How to make your personal data more valuable?
  • Issues and problems with regards to personal privacy and security.
  • Should people care about giving personal information when buying goods or services online?
  • 3 key components required for the future of privacy or better decisions to be made.
  • The impact of privacy and data for consumers and individuals.
  • What happens if people don’t value their personal data?
  • What people should do to be conscientious about their personal privacy and security?
  • The concept behind digital tattoo.
  • Privacy and security within organization, and the big challenge on CIOs and CTOs are being faced with.
  • What can CTOs or CIOs do to deal with organizations that are struggling with organizational privacy and security?
  • The impact cloud is having on privacy and security – does it make sense for organizations to shift to the cloud?
  • What should organizations do on privacy and security?

Links from the episode:

Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid: Implementing Security Controls into the Modern Power Infrastructure (Amazon)