It has become nearly impossible for everyone to live an anonymous life on the internet. No one can imagine how much they are vulnerable and to what extent their personal information is available on the internet (Chaum, 2016). Everyone has to face privacy issues as the marketers keep on gathering information about individuals in order to run their business and cater to new customers. [Read more…]
10 Practical Tips to Improve Online Privacy
In today’s digital and progressive world where everything is available online and everybody feels compulsory to have accounts on social websites then the risk of violation of online privacy increases. The following are some of the tips that should be followed by everyone in order to improve online privacy (Naughton, 2015; Perekalin, 2019). [Read more…]
5 Interesting Developments In The Iot World
The internet of things is a system of interrelated computing devices, people, objects, mechanical devices that provide two benefits. The first one is that it requires unique identifiers (UIDs) and the second one is that it helps to transfer the data over a network without any interference of anyone. The technology is emerging immensely that it has IoT to put forward its contributions as well by making amazing developments that are as follows (Fan & Chen, 2017): [Read more…]
Why Should A User Have An Adaptive Defense?
With the progressing field of information technology, network attacks are also something that has grabbed everybody’s attention. The network attacks have been increased due to which the developers have to introduce systems or methods which will help in detecting these attacks. Based on the principle of Adaptive Defense, Panda has developed a security suite and it is known as Panda Adaptive Defense. It operates on the basis of four principles. The first principle is prevention, detection and response. It is applicable for both the malware and malware-less attacks. The second principle is real-time and historical visibility. It not only detects the threats rather it also provides detailed information about all the actions that are taken in order to trace that threat (Panda Security SL (ES), 2015). The third principle is that it provides 100% classification of processes. They follow this principle by detecting threats using machine language and the malware experts as well. The last principle is threat hunting and forensic analysis. As it is an advanced cybersecurity system so it detects or hunts the future threats as well and after that, the analysis is performed by the expert analysts. [Read more…]
What can domain owners do to protect private information?
It is becoming more evident that privacy in this digital age requires more than just maintainence.
The digital age has made it easier than ever to connect with our friends and family. Opening an account on a social media site only takes a few minutes. Once they fill up the site’s registration form, they are good to go. (Martineau, M. 2016)
However, by filling the form, they also agree to something that never gets stated outright. That something is the chance of losing one’s data. [Read more…]
Safely Using Collaboration Tools
In this digital era, working within larger groups has become easier, efficient and more productive, especially if you compare it to groupware software of the previous decennium. It is very common for employees to use collaboration tools to encourage and support the communication between employees and specific (internal and external) team members. These tools have allowed people to work together online to achieve a goal but at the same time, to get the work done, employees do create an unintentional risk to data security. [Read more…]
The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
With relentless increase in digital crime and online frauds, proper safeguarding measurements have become more important than ever. Studies have shown (Solange, 2014) that big companies and celebrities have been a victim of hacking in the recent past, so what can stop the digital criminals to not target you?
Multi-factor Authentication Method Can Help!
One verified way to ensure your account and data safety is the multi-factor authentication method. Usually, passwords are used to protect the confidential data but relying on them solely is not a wise option. Multi-factor authentication (at least 2FA) method also known as multiple-factor verification is basically a mechanized double check process to verify the identity of the logger. With this method, accounts remain safe and well-protected even if the passwords have been figured out. [Read more…]
Practical Tips for Password Security
In this digital age, passwords are just like valued currency and should be set with great care to prevent an unauthorized access to confidential data. This new world is digitally connected and allows an easy transfer of data from one network to another. Where this advancement has made our lives quicker and easier, it has also increased the risk of data leakage.
To protect the sensitive information contained by online accounts, passwords are set. But the problem is that hackers are efficient enough to crack the passwords and obtain desired information. To prevent this activity, the only solution is to strengthen the password security so nobody will be able to break the lock. [Read more…]
Common Misconceptions about Encryption
Data encryption has proven to be an effective source of protecting sensitive data from being stolen or manipulated by unauthorized entities. According to latest report released by WinMagic Data Security (n.d.), there are certain myths and misconceptions that are found in peoples’ minds. (McNickle, 2012) Let’s debunk them! [Read more…]
GDPR and Practical Things to Look Out For
GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation is the primary law regulating the companies on how to protect the personal data of European citizens. The European Parliament and Council passed it back in April 2016 and it will be replacing Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec in spring 2018. It is mandatory for the companies that are already in compliance with the Directive to comply with the new privacy law by May 2018 to avoid stiff penalties and fines in case they fail to do so. (Lord, 2018) [Read more…]