I’ve bounced around the topic of SSE (Socialist Synchronization Engine) and the broader concept of the Syncverse this week. The Syncverse remains intriguing as I would love to see what an information broker looks like.
If you think back to the middle ages, we had information merchants who held information and provided access to that information. What would it look like in a much more equal state like the internet, where if you overcharge or over secure in the end the only source that loses is yours.
An information broker would become a source for information and could simply advertise on the internet – I know about X. It would create a series of cottage industries around building and managing specific information. The economics for a broker would be keep the information high value and low cost. The concept of “make it up in volume.”
The information merchant would be the person selling specific rules that help manage the aggregated information from the brokers, as well as specific corporate data.
This of course would present an issue for the various security teams who would in effect have to evaluate the ability of a specific information merchant to provide