Jeff Jonas

I was over at the Federal Information Assurance Conference yesterday and today. Today Jeff Jonas from IBM was one of the speakers. That was rather cool, because I had just read an article in the Washington Post about his work.
Basically, he analyzes separate data sets for commonalities. Casinos for examples might have employee databases and they also have databases of people who have signed up for their players card. Rather than the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, he looks for commonality so you can find out that the guy who is winning big has the same home address as the dealer. Queries become data, if I ask about John Brown today and there is no data, but tomorrow, John Brown checks into the hotel, it will tell me about him. Or perhaps someone in another department is interested in John Brown and I dont know about it. The logic will put the two of us together.
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