We’ve written and discussed the difference between physical 20th Century and digital 21st Century privacy and security. Formerly we depended upon physical boundaries and controls while now we depend much more upon virtual (digital) systems and technologies to protect our information and intellectual property. Yes, we still physically lock our doors (at least some of us still do) and automobiles, but the emergence of technology systems that will supplant traditional bolts and locks are emerging. IoT, the Internet of Things is leading the charge.
Physical control, possession, or occupancy has always been the standard against which risk or security was measured. Today we depend more upon passwords, identity verification and validation, embedded cookies, two-factor authentication, bio-systems like thumbprint and iris scanners, RSA random number keys, and many more sophisticated means of limiting the number of possible handshake pairs to protect ourselves or our devices.
SafeJunction’s position is that third-party management of identity and privacy needs to take control over devices and messages and move it away from the user to locations and systems that may or may not have hardened firewalls, but which are harder to track, trace, or locate easily.
Understand, there is no perfect security or privacy system. Like the famous tale of the jailer and the prisoner: The jailer must know thousands of escape possibilities while the prisoner only needs to devise one. So perfect security is mostly a dream, yet complex identity and privacy systems will increase the time it takes to find “stuff” so that the bad guys (you can decide who they are) won’t be able to compromise a complete privacy system quickly or easily.
So the new “keys” are cryptographic, the new privacy is encryption, and SafeJunction believes that users will quickly be attracted to reasonably priced products that protect identity and privatize information, messages, and data.
Look for the release of SafeJunction “Digital Identity Vault” platform products later this year.
Thanks to SafeJunction