Michael Chertoff of the Chertoff Group shares how the lessons of the Boston bombings to the machine data of the virtual world will help prevent attacks better.
One of the things we saw in Boston, one of these we've seen in other instances in the physical world, is that when you have a lot of data sources, you can readily scan it, analyze it, and hone in on the important data. It can actually help you prevent bad things from happening, and we saw that with respect to the video in Boston.
Now, imagine taking that concept and applying it to the virtual world, but of course, a world in which you have much more than just a relatively small number of cameras, but you have huge amounts of machine data coming in from all sources. You understand the challenge, but you also understand the power of being able to harness that.