(Excerpt from original post on the Taneja Group News Blog)
Whether your data hacker worldview is in terms of “black hat” v.s. “white hat” (or Gandalf’s early grey), “us” v.s. “them”, or, as in the military, “blue” v.s. “red” (the red guys are the ones you aim at), the fact is that exploitable data sets are growing larger and more available day by day. Big data techniques are maturing, ripe for easier adoption, and because they are based on commoditized infrastructure with plenty of open source tooling, both the good guys and the bad guys are fast becoming enabled to take advantage of formerly unavailable information.
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