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Big Data in Agriculture: Research Data Loss Horror Stories

We’ll be presenting at the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention on October 2, 2018. Abby Clobridge and Eric Smith will be sharing three research data loss horror stories from an information security perspective — situations that led to entirely preventable data loss.

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Abby Clobridge is the founder of FireOak Strategies. She works with organizations around the world to support knowledge sharing -- including open access, open data, information security -- to connect people to the data, information, and knowledge they need. You can reach Abby at [email protected]


We’ll be presenting at the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention on October 2, 2018. Abby Clobridge and Eric Smith will be sharing three research data loss horror stories from an information security perspective — situations that led to entirely preventable data loss.

A common theme at many organizations where data is seen as a public good is that information security isn’t important, since data will eventually be made openly accessible.

While it is often true that the data involved is not confidential, ensuring that the data is accessible and available is critically important. As these three horror stories demonstrate, not following good information security practices puts you, your project, and your organization at risk of losing research data.

More about the session on research data loss is available on the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention website.

Abby and Eric from the FireOak team will also be facilitating a Q&A on Friday, October 3 to discuss protecting your research data. And the team can be found at the Booth Bazaar on Thursday and Friday.

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