Recent news reports have shined a big bright light on some very public cybersecurity breaches. And more organizations are asking: Could this happen to me? Am I doing enough to protect my business from a breach? Have I already been hacked—and I just don’t know it yet? There is a growing sense that a cyber attack is inevitable—a sense that traditional signature-based defenses are insufficient. As a result, organizations are increasingly adopting next-generation security solutions— that will help them to detect, investigate, and resolve the inevitable cyber attack.
Data stewardship has always mattered. We humans have been recording valuable data for thousands of years—all we have to do is look at the Lascaux cave paintings in southwestern France for images that are believed to be over 17,000 years old. And sometimes, we have even invested in beautiful monuments to store our data repositories and to symbolize the knowledge within. Observing, capturing, and preserving information about this planet are behaviors that seem to be wired into our DNA. The Radcliffe Camera at the Bodleian Library at Oxford is one such beautiful monument to data stewardship. This image of the Bodleian—which I discovered through Fodor’s 20 Most Stunning Libraries—makes me stop and marvel, not only at the curves of the dome and the lines of the columns, but at the determination of the architects and builders who spent over 100 years constructing this beauty, to store and protect a wealth of knowledge for centuries to come.