Behavioral Science and the Future of the Connected World

The French writer, mathematician, and philosopher Rene Descartes said “To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.”  Today, the underlying theme of the hottest technological advancements is geared towards two things:  Understanding behavior and shaping behavior.  The importance of this phenomena cannot be overlooked.

 

Information Security – Understanding and stopping unwanted user behavior

It used to be that information security would focus on protecting assets and data by building a wall around them.  That was fine when everything was centrally managed and controlled.  Today, cloud computing has shattered the notion of where critical data may be stored.   Protecting the information is now much less about walling off resources.  It’s about identifying someone and recognizing and understanding their behavior with data.

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