Mark Hurd, the chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, took the TEDx stage at Wake Forest University to share his thoughts on what is going on in the IT world and what each person can individually do to protect their data. Hurd estimated that one half of all data in the world was created in the last 44 months, adding that by 2020, the amount of digital information stored online could double.
These statistics, he explained, beg the question: Are we secure? While large corporations do work hard to protect your data, Hurd explained that the most important advice he could give to the audience was to think before you post. “You need to decide what you want to put out there in the public domain,” he explained. “There’s no technological trick we have to protect you like personal decision making.”
Hurd is the Chief Executive Officer of Oracle Corporation. With over 30 years of technology industry leadership, Hurd directs corporate strategy for the IT giant, and is a member of the company’s board of directors. Hurd works to enable clients to simplify their business using Oracle’s suite of integrated cloud applications and platform services. Hurd’s work in the IT space has gained him recognition from prominent business publications including Forbes, Fortune, Business 2.0, Barron’s and The San Francisco Chronicle. Hurd’s tireless commitment to client service and technological innovation has helped illuminate the future of business IT and client data.