Blog Posts Tagged with "Digital Identity"

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October Is National Cyber Security Month

October 01, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

No information is guaranteed to be 100% breach-free. You must be vigilant when it comes to knowing what information about you is online. No business entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. You play the most important role in protecting your own digital life...

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What Exactly is Internet Safety Anyhow?

September 23, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

What does Internet safety mean to the average person? It may vary depending upon age, how you use the internet, and the type of work that you do that involves the digital world. Here are some sobering statistics that might give you a perspective...

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The Day I Was Erased Digitally

August 17, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

It’s everyone’s worst night nightmare - everything digital in your life gets wiped out. Your phone, your computer, your tablet, every email address, social network profile. It really does happen, and most of you probably didn’t know that even techies and security experts worry about this happening to them...

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What Does it Take to be Digitally Secure?

July 09, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

It’s no longer possible to deny that your life in the physical world and your digital life are one and the same. While you are present here on the ground, you also exist online, whether you know it or like it or not. Coming to terms with this reality will help you make better decisions in many aspects of your life...

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The Right to Internet Anonymity and Legal Implications

June 28, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Anonymizing services are based on the concept of distribution of routing information during a transmission. It is not known prior the path between a source and destination, and every node of the network manages minimal information to route the packets to the next hop without preserving history of the path...

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Behave Yourselves and Establish a Good Internet Presence

May 16, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell

The point is that hiring managers will look you up online, and your 'Internet Presence' will be scrutinized, and even more so because these are most likely technical people and know where to look. It's time to grow up and stop being that anonymous troll...

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Some Observations on Klout Scores

May 15, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

Influence is extremely difficult to measure. In the academic world, the Hirsch number is an index that attempts to measure the impact of a published work, but like every index it can be manipulated. So is Klout an effective method of measuring online influence? From my analysis, no...

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Growing Mistrust of India’s Biometric ID Scheme

May 14, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

In India, a massive effort is underway to collect biometric identity information for each of the country’s 1.2 billion people. The incredible plan has stirred controversy in India and beyond, raising serious concerns about the security of individuals’ personal data...

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Where is My Information?!?!

May 10, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell

Here's the problem - too many people have too much information about you, stored in or on who-knows-what, and who-knows-where. The risks of having your identity stolen and used are astronomical. All it requires is someone on the receiving end putting it all together...

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How Will Facebook’s IPO Impact Online Privacy?

February 02, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

The dramatic shift away from protecting confidential data is due to “the Facebook era.” While we’ve all met new friends and reconnected with family members, the reality is that thieves are out there devising innovative ways to steal our identities and confidential data...

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Social Security Numbers: The All-Purpose Identifier

December 12, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Banks, motor vehicle registries, doctors’ offices, insurance companies, and even utilities often require a Social Security number to do business. Why? Sometimes it’s because it is attached to tax or criminal records, but most often it’s because the number is attached to your credit file...

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Consumers Need to Rethink IT Security and Safety

November 16, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The threat of lost or stolen devices and the possibility of their personal information being used for fraudulent means a significant concern. In the United States 113 mobile phones are lost every minute and more than half of smartphone users do not use any password protection...

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The Credit Score Ripple Effect on Your Identity

November 08, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The Wall Street Journal reports that “the proliferation of ‘scores’ highlights the widening trade in personal information, which is already fueling public concern about diminishing personal privacy...

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Google Yourself: Ego-Surfing Can Help Protect You

November 03, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

It’s clear that the information that’s readily available about a person — your so-called digital footprint — matters. Even Internet users who are careful about what they disclose online still must contend with the X factor: the information that other people post about them...

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Protecting Photo Privacy Online

September 24, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

You can use different privacy settings to protect your photos, but sometimes online services have glitches and strangers can see your videos and photos. Cyber Expert Theresa Payton - former White House CIO - offers some easy tips you might want to consider before you upload those photos...

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How is All This Hacking Affecting My Identity?

September 13, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

With so many different breeds of hackers, each with their own agenda, the media has certainly been more than willing to give them all the attention they could possibly want. Much of it has been sensationalist, but the reality is that we are indeed hemorrhaging information all over the place...

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