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Companies look to make 'big data' into safe data

At the RSA computer security conference in San Francisco last week, a key theme was not what companies can and should do with customer data, but what crooks might do with it if they hacked in.

Companies are getting very good at collecting lots of information about you and your habits. The catch-all term is "big data" -- and there's a running debate about what companies should and should not be allowed to do with all this info.

At a big computer security conference in San Francisco last week, a key theme was not what companies can and should do with big data, but what crooks might do with it if they hacked in.

Chester Wisniewski, a computer security expert at Sophos, joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to discuss steps companies are taking to shore up customer data.

 

 

 

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Chester Wisniewski is a computer security expert with the computer security firm Sophos.
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