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Stratecast Confidential: The Impact of the NSA on the Big Data Market – and Global Communications

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The National Security Agency (NSA) now has access to virtually all online and mobile communications, as well as most credit card transactions, conducted in or through the U.S. The NSA is also tapping …

The National Security Agency (NSA) now has access to virtually all online and mobile communications, as well as most credit card transactions, conducted in or through the U.S. The NSA is also tapping into the most popular smartphone applications, including Angry Birds, Google Maps, and Twitter. However, the NSA is far from the only entity treading on personal privacy to achieve its objectives; the private sector is teeming with examples of companies obtaining personal user data through questionable means and deploying it in even more questionable ways.

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  • 1. The NSA Is Using Private Sector Data Collection for Public Sector Purposes, Impacting Big Data and Commerce Research PREVIEW for Stratecast Confidential: The Impact of the NSA on the Big Data Market— and Global Communications @FS_ITVision/ @Stratecast
  • 2. Sample of Key Highlights • The NSA has access to detailed information about much of the phone and electronic communication in the U.S, most U.S. credit card transactions, and even user/usage data from popular mobile phone apps, such as Angry Birds • The NSA is gaining access through data collection “agreements,” electronic software and system back doors, and its own ability to “troll” communication highways, collecting data at will • The NSA claims to simply be interested in collecting metadata—”data about the data”--yet the NSA is hard at work on technologies that protect CONTENT, cracking the code of: - Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which keeps online communications and transactions (content) hidden from prying eyes. - Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), an encryption algorithm for securing sensitive but unclassified material by U.S. government agencies Source: Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  • 3. Sample of Key Highlights • The NSA is far from the only entity that appears to be trampling on personal privacy in pursuit of information it believes it needs; the private sector is also obtaining personal user data through questionable means • Loss of privacy will degrade the quality of life--and since electronic communications are the lifeblood of commerce, it may have chilling effect on the U.S. economy • Current developments offer hope of a solution: -Harvard University: Differential Privacy – leveraging common privacy issues across sectors to develop software-driven Big Data solutions - The U.S. Senate is crafting legislation to limit NSA’s data collection mandate * Update July 28, 2014: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduces bill* Source: Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  • 4. Talking Points 4 Source: Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  • 5. Big Data and Analytics Market at a Glance 5 Source: Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan analysis.
  • 6. The Growth Partnership Company: Analyzing this Large, Growing, Global Market 6 Global Mkt: $22 BILLION
  • 7. In-depth reports delivering world- class insights and hard-hitting analysis Stratecast constantly scans and analyzes the Big Data and analytics market and regularly publishes reports Source: Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan analysis.
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  • 9. Interested in Full Access? Connect With Us Clarissa Castaneda Corporate Communications (210) 477-8481 Clarissa.castaneda@frost.com Research Authors Lead Analyst Jeff Cotrupe Big Data & Analytics, Program Manager Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan Research Director Mike Suby Stratecast VP of Research Stratecast| Frost & Sullivan Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrostandSullivan LinkedIn Group https://www.linkedin.com/company/frost-&-sullivan SlideShare http://www.slideshare.net/FrostandSullivan Twitter https://twitter.com/Frost_Sullivan Frost & Sullivan Events Upcoming Events Calendar GIL Community http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/
  • 10. Global Perspective 40+ Offices Monitoring for Opportunities and Challenges
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