Public Safety

Keeping Your Personal Information Safe Online

The world is moving increasingly online, with peoples' social lives and educational spheres gradually shifting from the real world to the virtual. This change has already brought about immeasurable benefits to both personal and business lives, and these are expected to continue in the years to come. However, with such benefits comes increased risk. Despite stories populating the media of catfishing and stolen information, people are not as careful as they should be online. Although it seems like a complicated process, there are some easy tricks you can follow in your everyday life to ensure your information is safe each time you go online. 

Cloud Computing: How Big Data Can Boost Public Safety

Grazed from SysCon Media.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Unless you are an IT manager, understanding all of the technical details of how big data technology — such as Hadoop Hive or Apache Pig as a Service — works isn’t as important as understanding how big data can be used to improve lives. Public safety, whether it’s reducing crime rates or maintaining roads and bridges, is a huge undertaking with serious consequences when mistakes are made. Big data can provide additional insights (such as the connection between home games and crime rates discussed below) to governments and businesses to help them keep cities safe, and better respond to disasters when they strike.

Bridge Maintenance


The U.S. Department of Transportation keeps track of more than 600,000 bridges, all of which are more than 20 feet long and used for vehicular traffic. Of those bridges, 25 percent have been classified as deficient. Unfortunately, repairing bridges is an expensive endeavor costing billions of dollars, and until recently, the process of inspecting bridges for problems was slow and inaccurate (since each bridge had to be inspected manually). Occasionally even small mistakes can lead to big consequences, such as when a bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, killing 13 people and injuring 145...