Blockchain is a list of records that are growing and which are connected or linked using a technology called cryptography. It is basically a design of an open ledger which is used to record the transactions between two parties in an efficient and permanent manner. The technology of blockchain has evolved over these years but it has maintained its position in the market as it still offers much more than the other technologies available in the market (Abrams & Agarwal, 2016). Following are some of the recent developments of blockchain that will leave you amazed. [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
The Internet of Things brings both magical opportunities and devastating vulnerabilities.
The basic idea of IoT, internet of things, is taking all the things in the world and uniting them to the internet. As we know, that by connecting a device to the internet; you give it the ability to send data and receive data. For example, connecting our smart phones to the internet lets us view the weather and read the news, of all around the world. (McClelland, C. 2017)
Likewise, an example of IoT helping the world would be that farmers can remotely get a report about the soil moisture of their farm. Such can help them in judging when they need to water their crops. (McClelland, C. 2017)
It’s all sun and shine till we get to the part that connecting anything to the internet makes it more vulnerable to hackers and automated hacking attempts. [Read more…]
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…]
Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity is slowly becoming one with each other. Without the latter, the former isn’t feasible.
A simple way to describe Cloud computing is that it’s the delivery of on-demand computing services through the means of internet, basically using someone elses computing power. It is used to deliver the processing power needed to run applications, storage of files or processing requests. Generally, to a person that needs those services, but lack the required infrastructure. It was storage that Cloud computing was initially famous for. (Rossi, B. 2017)
Now, let us see some trends that are quickly changing in Cloud Computing and Cyber Security. [Read more…]
Cybercrime is at an all-time high. Although, the entire tech industry is doubling down on security; efforts have still been ineffective to stop the evil.
One of the many reasons for that is because black hats are becoming more ingenious with their exploitative methods. Crypto jacking is one such example of their cunning minds. We can describe it as the unauthorised use of someone’s hardware to mine cryptocurrency. In simpler terms, it means that a program hijacks your computer, tablet or mobile phone and use the device to mine Cryptocurrencies. [Read more…]
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…]