I am sick of tweeting news that says "This got hacked. 75 Million accounts at risk".
What do people care about? And if they do care, what are they doing about it? These questions torment me everyday everyday as I go to sleep.
Not because I run a company that is developing state-of-the-art authentication and encryption technology, but because it is plain human sense to not act before it is too late.
For example, everyone knows smoking causes cancer and drugs can lead to far worse consequences. But has this stopped majority of the people from consuming these venoms or the vendors from selling them?
It is only the fringe of society to which I also belong that is really concerned about these "critical" issues.
Yet, even those who do not care about their health are most of the time concerned about their money, and take all the precautions to make sure it is safe.
But in the online world, they really fail; not because, as individuals, they haven't taken all the care necessary in protecting their accounts and passwords, but more so because of the systems they blindly believed were secured and trusted.
Take the case of Apple or FaceBook. Both of these companies get away with all sorts of misdemeanor.
Maybe Julian Assange is right that there is a reason for regulation, to not allow companies like these to get off scott-free as they offer an ecosystem of social security to tap into while throwing privacy out of the window.
Same goes with the Sony PlayStation data that was made available in the open market. How does one really know the cost of this loss? And by the time we do know it is too late.
Who cares... Heads are already bowed in apology rather than having them cut from the board.
Quite recently, the US Commerce Department put the loss as a result of online crime and identity theft at $37 Billion dollars yearly.
Not sure where that came from. And Scotland Yard had a report that put it close to one Trillion.
Fiddling with numbers is really giving me a sore thumb, and unless people in general take seriously the risks of online commerce and information sharing, it is not going to get better any time soon.
My message is simple, I should be the owner and manager of my information and security, not some data center administrator on the cloud.
Let us demand such a solution, and then I could maybe start spending more time on health issues rather than online security.