Computers and computing devices have taken over our lives to shape our Digital Identity. Everyday we connect socially and in business, purchase goods and services, entertain ourselves, prepare our taxes, track investments, follow fantasy teams, play games, etc. The list goes on and on.
With this capability comes increasing awareness of more complicated security risks and technical threats to our identity and the information we create. The days of trusting the phone company with connection security and post office with mail security are simple measures when compared with 21st century information security. We have trusted that no-one would “tap” our wires or that no one would steal our mail from the mailbox at the end of our driveway or apartment. That is, unless we had violated the law and law enforcement or the justice system intervened. Now with every keystroke, tap, or click of a PDA or Computer, our identity, the type and location of the device we use, and ALL our unencrypted information is easily available to prying eyes.
Let’s try to simplify – to the extent possible – the myriad of complications that have developed since we began using personal computers and laptops or cellular phones and PDAs: multiple, similar or different logins, passwords used to authenticate your identity to the many programs and services that you use on your computer, laptop, or mobile device. Many of these security and verification systems connect your device with theirs and those of other devices on the internet. Most of us are unaware of the complexity of those connections, the extent of the permissions we agree to when we click on user agreements, or the persistence of these connections as time passes.
The future capabilities of the Internet will both simplify and complicate these problems. New initiatives in health care, banking, eCommerce, and social media will continue to require stringent security and privacy regulations and systems to monitor compliance. Transxfer is committed to working with all of these entities to protect your privacy and assure YOU access to your privileged information.