Internet, wireless networks, cloud computing, big data, social media provide many new opportunities. This virtual world requires a lot of attention for security and safety. Think not only of cyber-attacks on the website as above, where the current cyber-attacks are mapped. Think also about privacy, in dependence on the information received and thus can be abused, to the complexity which we no longer know who / what / where. The internet highway has brought us a lot and gives many possibilities but the vulnerability of social and economic security is great. Everyone needs information in order to navigate correctly in life, I plead for a broad thorough approach to the security of the Internet and also for curating information. For the latter I made an appeal in 2012 on curating information for safety.
Data lost or stolen since 2013
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We already know that there are constant cyber-attacks, see the map of cyber attacks from the norse.com website above. This map shows the need for security of the internet. Information security is a priority issue and should join forces to co-create for innovative intitatives. Besides technological leaks it is the behaviour of man who causes the weakness of our digital environment. Innovation needs to take place on security of the digital world, and on security awareness of all users in this digital world.
During a secret military conference in Phoenix Arizona in 2005 (where I was a speaker), a presentation was given by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. There was a presentation of 3D virtual data analysis and there I was very impressed with a new way to gather information from many data. That led me to take the products from the lab to Europe include: Starlight and In-spire. With these products, I conducted a number of studies, which yielded extraordinary results.