The topic of internet security has been around for many years, but recently the topics of data science and security have joined forces. Many security applications collect vast amounts of data. Also, many security application operate based upon activity. Data Science can help collect all the past activity and machine learning can be used to help predict new activity as malicious or not. Anyhow, here are 2 recent articles on the combination of security and data science.
Yesterday, I posted about some traditional strategies to acquire data science skills. Today, I will post a nontraditional strategy.
There is hoards of data science information available on the internet for free. With enough personal motivation, a person could learn all the skills necessary for free (or cheap) online. Coursera is probably a great place to start. There are also other good sites such as Udacity, the Kaggle Wiki, other blogs and websites.
The problem with this approach is knowing exactly what to learn. A course in machine learning is great, but data science is more than just machine learning. How do you know what to learn? It would be really nice to have a collection of data science topics and the associated online training materials.
Would this strategy work for you?
I think this infographic sums it up fairly well. It is amazing all that happens on the internet in 60 seconds, Here are just a couple.
- 98,000 tweets
- 695,000 Facebook status updates
- 13,000 hours of music streamed on Pandora
See the infographic for more examples. It is no wonder the world is having bigdata problems.
Infographic by- Shanghai Web Designers