Protecting your data: New online collection highlights role of analytics in advancing data security

CATONSVILLE, MD, March 28, 2018 – With great risk comes great reward, and in the case of information technology (IT), the risk placed on the security of both customer and company data is a challenge faced by organizations worldwide who have embraced information technology (IT) to transform their business operations. 

As the next generation of IT developments – including blockchain and artificial intelligence – continue to push boundaries of how companies collect, manage, and utilize their data, these organizations must explore new and more effective ways to balance the profound benefits of IT with the increased vulnerability of their data. A new online, multimedia resource provides access to leading research on the role of analytics in better understanding and managing the potential of IT, both positive and negative. 

INFORMS, the leading international association for analytics and O.R. professionals, has released the latest installment in its Editor’s Cut series, Securing Information in a Digital World, to share a robust collection of leading journal and industry articles, video, and interviews in a variety of areas impacting data security including employee compliance, cloud vulnerability, cyber security risk, and policy guidelines. 

Sam Ransbotham, Associate Professor, Carroll School of Management, Boston College and Terry August, Associate Professor of Innovation, Technology and Operations, Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego serve as the volume editors for this edition of Editor’s Cut which is available at



With 12,500 members from nearly 90 countries, INFORMS is the largest international association of operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals and students. INFORMS provides unique networking and learning opportunities for individual professionals, and organizations of all types and sizes, to better understand and use O.R. and analytics tools and methods to transform strategic visions and achieve better outcomes.

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Protecting your data: New online collection highlights role of analytics in advancing data security

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