CIO reports on "Big Data" and the "widening gap between companies that understand and exploit Big Data and companies that are aware of it but don't know what to do about it." Collecting such vast amounts of data and making it accessible for various business uses means organizations need to be serious about securing it, one expert says. "I believe the biggest mistake that most people make with security is they leave thinking about it until the very end, until they've done everything else: architecture, design and, in some cases, development. That is always a mistake," he says, adding every piece of data should be considered an asset worth protecting.
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