Data News Roundup – Thursday, March 26th

Data News Roundup

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact all aspects of life and is a common thread throughout many of the recommended stories in our Data News Roundup for March 26th. While we continue to navigate this challenging situation, the AtScale team is here to help you apply the lessons we’re learning to all your data and business intelligence needs (more on that from our CEO here). 

On a positive note, we’re thrilled to share that today, AtScale Co-founder and former Yahoo Engineer, Sarah Gerweck, has been named chief technology officer. For more on Sarah, including a link to the full announcement, scroll down!

Have a healthy and safe week.

AtScale Announces Sarah Gerweck as Chief Technology Officer – March 26th, 2020

AtScale press release

AtScale today announced the appointment of the company’s Co-founder and former Yahoo Engineer, Sarah Gerweck, as chief technology officer (CTO). AtScale’s Executive Chairman and CEO, Christopher Lynch, called Sarah one of the most talented technical leaders that he has ever collaborated with.

Coronavirus Cybersecurity Fallout Might Not Be Felt for Weeks or Longer – March 25th, 2020

The Wall Street Journal 

By David Uberti

Experts warn the fallout from coronavirus-related breaches may not become clear for months or even longer. The article notes that hackers could appear dormant while looking for valuable data. 

How to (Carefully) Use Tech to Contain the Coronavirus – March 25th, 2020

The New York Times

By Josephine Wolff

An opinion piece by Dr. Wolff, an assistant professor at Tufts University and a contributing opinion writer, explores the use of personal data to help us track coronavirus infections and alert those who are at risk. The United States is considering using personal data to help policymakers address the pandemic, and is teaming up with tech giants, including Google and Facebook, on the initiative. 

Cloud-native security considerations for critical enterprise workloads – March 25th, 2020

Help Net Security

By Zeljka Zorz

Cloud adoption is widespread, but security remains a top concern for CIOs and CISOs, fueled by the recent string of data leaks caused by cloud misconfigurations. The article explores what security leaders can do to safeguard enterprise data throughout their cloud migration and once fully operational in the cloud.

Tableau makes Johns Hopkins coronavirus data available for the rest of us – March 22nd, 2020


By Andrew Brust

Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU’s) Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) maintains a continuously updated dashboard of the coronavirus’ spread. AtScale partner Tableau found the JHU data difficult to work with in its raw form, so decided to do the data engineering work and make the data available to everyone.