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…]
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…]
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…]
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 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…]
Internet of Things are an integral part of our lives without which, it is unimaginable to exist in this era of technological progression. Everything we use these days is some way or another, connected to Internet. So it comes as no surprise that changes in the net neutrality has direct impact on Internet of Things. Here in this article, we are going to discuss the influence end of net neutrality will have on Internet of Things, if and when it happens. [Read more…]
Cryptocurrency, BlockChain, Digital Currency; these are the most circulating words these days in the financial echelons. The talk of the town! Bitcoin, LiteCoin, and Ripple in other corners. With the introduction of e-wallets and online payment systems, BlockChain technology found a big market for its propagation and eventually, a practical solution for safe money keeping in digital form. [Read more…]
Cloud technology is the need of the hour and most sought after tool to secure ones’ data after the security breaches being reported by reputed online companies such as Yahoo. In 2013, Yahoo reported hack in its system and over 500 million users’ accounts were affected, this is huge number to say the least. (Eugenio, 2017) This glitch in Yahoo’s decision making as not to make security of data its top priority has cost the company and its users significant loses. This should come as a fair warning to all the users and companies whose data is floating on the Internet. [Read more…]
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With the digitization of the world and everything around us, it was just a matter of time that our monetary affairs came in the fold of it. The transformation of trading payments from barter trade, to gold and silver coins, to paper money to credit cards has been an interesting journey. But to think, this was end has been negated big time with the introduction of new payment method called Cryptocurrency. [Read more…]