What HK can learn from big data experience of US & UK

Ejinsight | January 24, 2019

It’s not enough for governments to just open up their data, what is equally important is that the authorities should encourage people to use the data resources. Hong Kong has encountered different types of problems on the issue of open data, but these problems are hardly new. The US and UK, which embarked on the big data journey about a decade an ago, offer lots of valuable experience we can learn from. The US government views big data as a key element to enhance its competitiveness. Big data research has already been elevated to national strategy level. The data.gov portal has fully opened 400,000 federal government datasets since 2009.

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Federal Security teams must improve their visibility into potential threats and breaches to reduce the impact and loss of sensitive data at government agencies caused by cyber threats. Achieving this level of visibility requires leveraging the myriad sources of data currently being tracked in their networks and systems. All of this information must be accessible to view and analyze, in real time, to respond to today’s advanced attacks.

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Federal Security teams must improve their visibility into potential threats and breaches to reduce the impact and loss of sensitive data at government agencies caused by cyber threats. Achieving this level of visibility requires leveraging the myriad sources of data currently being tracked in their networks and systems. All of this information must be accessible to view and analyze, in real time, to respond to today’s advanced attacks.

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