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Mark Hurd TEDx Talk on Securing Data

Mark Hurd spoke at TEDxWakeForestU, in February 2016. An independently organized TED event, the theme was: “Haven – Fearlessness Reimagined.”

In his speech, Hurd stated, “On the planet right now, people estimate there’s about 18 of these zetabytes worth of information. It’s unbelievable. Unbelievable and it’s roughly doubling every two years.” He estimated that half of the amount of data in today’s world was created in the last 24 months and by 2020, the amount of digital information stored online could double to 44 zetabytes. Given this large number and growth rate, what does this mean for security? In the closing remarks of his speech, he offered what he believed is important advice: read before you click and think before you post. “You need to decide what you want to put out there in the public domain,” Hurd explained. “There’s no technological trick we have to protect you like personal decision making.”

Participating speakers included Bradley Myles is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Polaris Project; Carl Krebs, Partner at Davis Brody Bond; Errin Fulp, Professor of Computer Science at Wake Forest University; Ignacio Packer, Secretary General of the Terres Des Hommes International Federation (TDHIF); Katrena Perou Chief Program Officer at Urban Arts Partnership; Maureen Berner, professor of Public Administration and Government at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s School of Government; and Nicole Hockley, the Founder and Managing Director of the Sandy Hook Promise. Each speaker offered a unique perspective on what it means to find security in their field of expertise.

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